Conserve, Develop and Educate in the Meewasin Valley

Meewasin reaches out for support from the public and private sector to accomplish its goals around conservation, trail development and education projects. Approximately 35% of Meewasin's annual revenue comes from generous donors, sponsors from the business community and granting agencies. On average, for every dollar spent by Meewasin over the past 38 years, just 18 cents has come from our founding partners (tax dollars). This means Meewasin attracts 82 cents of every dollar it spends from private or business sources! Not a bad return on investment!

Another way the citizens and business leaders of Saskatoon and area have shown their support for Meewasin is to help attract funding by sharing their time, expertise and community connections with Meewasin.

We thank our current Fund Development Cabinet which is working hard to help Meewasin find supporters for future projects and programs. They are:

  • Evan Howlett, Cabinet Chairperson and Individual Gifts committee;
  • Trevor Forrest, Business committee;
  • Robin Chapman, Green Circle/Planned Gifts/Business committee;
  • Peter Goode, Individual Gifts committee;
  • Doug Hodson, Business committee;
  • John Hyshka, Business committee;
  • Susan Lamb, Green Circle/Planned Gifts committee;
  • Robin Lumsdon, Business committee;
  • Clay Sparks, Business committee; and
  • Colin Tennent, Board representative.

Meewasin Matters Campaign 2013 - 2015

Meewasin would like to extend sincere thanks to our Meewasin Matters Campaign Committee. These community leaders led the planning and fundraising for the recently completed Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign. The Campaign raised $8M to extend the Meewasin Trail to Wanuskewin Heritage Park in the northwest and Chief Whitecap Park in the southeast. With their support, volunteers and donors enabled Meewasin to access significant one-time funding available from Trans Canada Trail for new trail development. Thank you to Co-Chairs Darlene Bessey and Ken Pontikes for a successful campaign.

Committee Members were:

  • Darlene Bessey (Co-Chair)
  • Ken Pontikes (Co-Chair)
  • Dale Botting
  • Robin Chapman
  • Dr. Effie Kutsogiannis
  • Susan Lamb
  • Brian Michasiw
  • Patricia Roe
  • Clay Sparks
  • Jack Vicq
  • Cathy Watts
  • Kim Ali - Meewasin Capital Campaign Coordinator
  • Gwen Charman - Meewasin Director of Operations
  • Doug Porteous - Meewasin Community Development Manager
  • Lloyd Isaak - Meewasin Chief Executive Officer

Honorary Committee Members were:

  • Janet Postle (Co-Chair)
  • Art Postle (Co-Chair)
  • Chief Darcy Bear
  • Lloyd Beazley
  • Dr. Ivan Jen
  • Lionel LaBelle
  • Anita Langford
  • Graham Langford
  • Peggy McKercher
  • Rita Mirwald
  • Tom Molloy
  • Glen Penner
  • Edie Riekman
  • Tom Stack
  • Dr. Suzanne Yip