In 2016, as part of efforts to prepare for GB’s centennial (2026), a fund was launched by GB Alumni to annually award book prizes to deserving students. Each year 9 students – 3 Grade 9, 3 Grade 10, and 3 Grade 11 – are selected by GB staff and awarded $100 book prizes at the year-end celebration. The fund is maintained entirely from donations by GB Alumni, with the intention of encouraging small donations from as many alumni as possible. To date, over 40 different GB alumni have supported the fund.
Donations of $20 are appreciated, with any donations in excess of $20 treated as multi-year contributions (e.g. a $60 donation will be considered support for 3 years). Donations are acknowledged with a single charitable tax receipt and on this GB Alumni website at https://gb100.ca/gb-alumni-donations-update/.
As of June 2021, you can now make an online donation using PayPal or credit card through Winnipeg School Division:
Alternatively, you can mail or drop off a cheque at GB (3 Borrowman Place, Wpg R3G 1M6). Cheques should be made to “Children’s Heritage Fund” (Winnipeg School Division’s charitable donations fund) with a sub-note “Gordon Bell Alumni Book Prizes”.
If you can, please also indicate your graduation year, so we can track how much each grad class has donated. We’ll count all donations towards our “Alumni 5k Race” to see which GB grad classes contribute the most annually, with each class’ annual target of $5000.