Anola Community Web site
Anola, Manitoba, Canada is a small town located 24 km east of Winnipeg, 40km north of Steinbach in the municipality of Springfield. It was first established in 1907 as a railroad stop. Its name is derived from the word "knoll," meaning a hill or mound, which the community is built on. Approximately 200 people live within its limits, but many people in surrounding areas/developments consider themselves to be part of Anola.
The idea of this site is to bring our community closer together, where everything that you could want to know about Anola, is in one place. From community events to local crafters, we want to include everything. We are starting with a design that we can build on as the information comes in, you the public are invited to send information to us, so that we can encompass everything Anola is about.
Growing with Anola
October 5th, 2011
Some of you may be wondering what is happening with the lot on the northwest corner of Hwy 12 & 15? Ken, from Ken's Contracting says that they have purchased the property and are currently in the planning stage. Ken does not want to release any information at this time and says to keep an eye on that corner come spring 2012...
WE MADE IT
To supporters, volunteers, parents, children, elected officials and municipal workers who stood beside us: Yahooo!!!! WE MADE IT!!!
After years of fundraising, writing letters, putting together events and promotions we have succeeded with our fundraising efforts and will begin construction of our new Community Club. In approximately 3 ½ months first stages of construction will commence. Of course, barring any unforeseen and uncontrollable events; weather for one.
Hundreds of citizens from our municipality joined us and donated to our “matched funding” drive making it one of our most successful campaigns ever.
The monies we have collected from the Canada Manitoba Infrastructure Grant, donations, fundraisers, and larger donators such as: Corey Koskie, Oakbank Credit Union and Community Places have been released to the RM of Springfield, who will orchestrate and control the building of the new center.
The funds we collected will be added to the funds that the RM has set aside through the Borrowing By-law, which has been approved for Anola Community Club Expansion Project, and will be used throughout the building process.
This is one of the happiest days of my life. I can’t thank Corey Koskie enough for believing in me and in our Community. If it not for him, this would never have happened. Without him, without his gracious donation we would never have had any chance at getting additional grants, donations or interest from any of the larger funders. Thank you so much Corey – thank you for caring and remaining a part of the community you grew up in.
To the Government Agencies who believed in us and our need to keep our Club open and available to rural children…Thank You!!! With hundreds and hundreds of applications per year it was amazing that Anola was chosen to receive funding.
To our Council members, who may not always agree on everything …thank you so much…for remaining united and staying, focused on our needs.
Every penny counts, every good word helps, every thought/prayer keeps the faith and the fight to retain a legacy for our children. To have a meeting center began 40 years before me and our committee and it will now go on for many years after us.
The funds we collected will go to the construction of the facility however; we need to equip the center too. Our battle is not yet over. However, when we are this close and when we see those first stages of construction I believe everyone will feel a sense of accomplishment, a sense of community, a pulling of the heart strings that only a close family/a close community can feel when they have come together and achieved what many others have lost.
Everyone was given the opportunity to donate $50 or more to see their family name on our Wall of Recognition. We would like to ask those who just fell short of this opportunity to consider to “Bump It Up”. Also all citizens who donate will have till the end of May to donate $50 or more to place their name on our donor wall.
The funds collected through this promotion, a raffle draw which will be announced soon and a few other events in the planning will go directly to the purchase of kitchen equipment. Based upon what we collect will be the type of kitchen we get. If there is any funding left over from our events, it will go into the beautification of the North Hall.
If there are any donators interested in being a part of this huge accomplishment and wish to fund the renovation, naming rights to the north hall is something that will be considered. It would truly be a “full package” deal if we could spruce up the North Hall, just a little bit, prior to our Grand Opening so that the center is truly unveiled as one.
This is it. We are in the final stages, the last mile of the race. The heart felt emotions we are feeling is incredulous. We Made It! Please contact Valerie Ralke at 866-2393 or send your “Bump it up” donations to: Anola Community Club, Box 129, Anola, Manitoba, R0E 0A0. These donation will go directly to the kitchen equipment and beautification of the north hall.