Message from the Communications Committee -update July 31st, 2020

August 01, 2020

Hello from the Communications Committee

The number of cases of COVID-19 is rising in Manitoba. Maintain social distances! Wear a mask! Wash your hands! The Government is slowing down the reopening. Key to PAL (55+) is that it is not increasing the numbers that can congregate. Be safe.

Details on 2020 membership application and program registration will be sent out on August 7th. We will accept applications and registration forms right after that by email or by Canada Post.

If you have any questions about PAL (55+) activities during this time please contact Alanna Jones at or 204-930-6931 or email

If you are concerned about symptoms that you or a loved one may be experiencing, please contact Health Links at 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257.

And now, a huge thank you to the Winnipeg Foundation for helping us out during the COVID-19 pandemic!

The Winnipeg Foundation awards a Stabilization Grant to PAL (55+)

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that The Winnipeg Foundation (TWF) has awarded a Stabilization Grant to Pembina Active Living (55+) in the amount of $34,828.

This timely support from TWF will allow PAL (55+) to transition much of its programming from in-person to online through acquisition of the necessary software. The grant will go a long way towards keeping PAL (55+) financially viable at a time of unprecedented challenges resulting in lost revenue streams. The new technology will allow the PAL (55+) Board and its Committees to continue to meet on a regular basis–online to maintain the physical distancing protocols recommended by provincial health officials.

“We greatly appreciate The Winnipeg Foundation’s support of Pembina Active Living (55+),” said Bob Roehle, President. “ This grant, along with the ongoing support of the WRHA, ensures that PAL will be able to fulfill its mission ‘to enhance the quality of life for older adults living in South Winnipeg’.”

The Winnipeg Foundation recently distributed $8.9 million in Stabilization Grants to 279 Winnipeg charities. The grants support the short and medium term financial needs of local charities affected by revenue loss and unexpected expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community News Resources COVID-19 – updates July 31st, 2020