Westgate Mennonite Collegiate is more than just a school. It is a community where generations of young people have come to discover their personal best as students, as citizens and as people of God. It is a place where they have come to be inspired.
We have been a beacon of the Mennonite community and faith-based values for more than 50 years. From our home on the banks of the Assiniboine River, the contributions our graduates have made to community locally and around the world are truly incredible.
Working at Westgate offers me a daily reminder of how blessed I am to share in this community with each of you. Because of this bond, I invite you to help us realize an inspiring new tomorrow at Westgate.
Throughout this campaign, we will keep the very best of Westgate’s campus—its central location and intimate campus size—and enhance them with new opportunities for student gathering, active living, performing arts and scientific pursuits. With the addition of an elevator, we will also make our open community truly accessible to all.
Help us let inspiration shine for our community and for future generations of students at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate. Be the light.
As the co-chairs of the Capital Campaign Committee and as parents to two Westgate students, we have witnessed how this unique community of sharing and learning has helped bring out the best in our children. In conversations with other Westgate parents, we have found that our experience echoes their sentiments as well.
The Inspiring Spaces redevelopment campaign is ambitious. While we have raised a substantial portion of the funds required, we are not yet finished — we still have several million dollars to go. It is a goal we will achieve because we have you, our determined, dedicated fellow community members. We believe this is a once in a generation opportunity to lay the foundation for Westgate’s tomorrow together.
With your support, this campaign will ensure Westgate’s campus exceeds the expectations of tomorrow’s students, while never losing the close-knit feeling that makes it so special.
We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about how to make this campaign a success. Help us write the next exciting chapter in Westgate’s story.
Heidi & Randy Grieser,
Capital Campaign Co-chairs
Community is what defines Westgate
As a parent of two current students and a member of the Board of Directors, I am constantly amazed by the teachers, students and the broader Westgate community. There is not a day that goes by when I don’t think how lucky my children are to be a part of Westgate and how I wish I had attended there as well.
While Westgate is clearly more than its facility, the building grounds Westgate and is part of its identity. It is its home. The renovation of 86 Westgate is critical to the future of the school so that Westgate will be the school that our children’s children will want to attend. The renovation ensures that Westgate is physically accessible to all, that it is safe and welcoming, and that it continues to support the programs that makes Westgate so special.
The complete $10.5 million cost of the renovation must be paid for entirely by the school. It is not subsidized by government. The Board of Directors is grateful for all the financial gifts that donors have made to the campaign to-date. We know that many donors have had to make difficult decisions to make donations as large as they have. These donations are critical and every dollar counts