This year, the IGA awarded a $6900 grant to the Grenfell Historical Society in St. Anthony for a project entitled “Cultural and Historical Social Programs”. These programs aim to get residents in St. Anthony to connect and socialize again, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many opportunities to do so.


The Cultural and Historical Society Program will have:

  • storytelling events
  • craft days in the Lady Anne’s tearoom followed by a social with hot beverages
  • a Touton and Tea event will be provided as another event, where the seniors will have the option to invite a friend.
  • rug hooking
  • quilting
  • knitting
  • embroidery
  • crafting
  • snowshoeing
    • will all be offered throughout the duration of the winter
  • Living and Giving community activity event will include a tour of the Grenfell Properties, which include a 15 minute video, the two floor exhibit followed by creating a gift to donate to the local food bank. Some of the seniors of this area have a connection to the Grenfell Mission and could tell their own stories.

The IGA is very pleased to have supported this worthwhile initiative!