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March 20, 2020

Fast Pitch Winnipeg

Although it now seems ages ago, Career Trek was invited to take part in Fast Pitch Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Foundation on February 26, 2020 and competed against 11 other incredible charities for the chance to win $26,000.

The Winnipeg Foundation’s Fast Pitch is a coaching program to help build the capacity of, and create visibility for, Winnipeg’s charitable sector. Fast Pitch is part of an international movement that helps organizations create powerful, high-energy cases for support, delivered in three minutes or less!

All presenters, judges, and organizers of Fast Pitch Winnipeg.

Every presenter spent several weeks with coaches working on perfecting their pitch and making sure every second of their three minutes was used to its fullest.

Career Trek’s CEO, Rhonda Taylor, took to the stage and shared the story of Alicia, one of the young moms in our M Program. You can watch her 3-minute pitch below.

Every charity walked away with a cheque for $1,500 from the Winnipeg Foundation. Each organization did an incredible job of showcasing the important work they do in our city. The night ended with the panel of judges selecting four winners. A huge congratulations to the winners of the night.

The evening’s prize winning Showcase pitches were:

  • Grand Prize ($10,000) – Snowflake Place for Children and Youth Inc.
  • People’s Choice ($6,000) – Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc.
  • 1st Runner Up ($6,000) – Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba
  • 2nd Runner Up ($4,000) – The WRENCH

Thank you to Winnipeg Foundation for including Career Trek in this incredible event and continuing to support “a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all.”

To watch all pitches, please see the link below.

March 13, 2020

Programming & Events Cancelled

We’re closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation in terms of our programming while keeping your health and safety a top priority as always.

Career Trek has made the decision to cancel our programming and events starting immediately and continuing until after Easter. 

We recognize that there is much uncertainty at this time and since it is an evolving situation, we will be providing you with further updates and new information as it becomes available.

Let’s be sure to keep taking care of each other. We recommend you follow the guidelines provided by Manitoba Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada:

Please join us in working together to play our part in keeping ourselves and our community as safe and healthy as possible.

I thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Allison Kirkland
Director of Programs