The Dauphin and District Community Foundation has their giving challenge running until Sunday this week. Executive Director Kit Daley says it's a great time to make a donation to the DDCF.

"The giving challenge started in 2014 as a way to help community foundations in Manitoba grow their unrestricted funds. For every five-dollar gift you make to your local donation, the Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba government each add a dollar, increasing your donation by 40 percent."

The Foundation is also hosting its first in-person event since 2019 on Friday, to celebrate its giving challenge.

"We will be celebrating and promoting the giving challenge, we'll be announcing and celebrating philanthropist of the year, we are having award-winning artist Emma Peterson Performing, and we'll have appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are 35 dollars a person and can be purchased at our office at City Hall."

You can also call the DDCF to get tickets at 204-638-4598.