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Lee Newton Memorial Golf Tournament

June 27, 2018

It is with the heavy heart that the team at Winnipeg Harvest lost its founder Lee Newton on February 8, 2014.

Lee founded Winnipeg Harvest in 1983, inspired by a TV documentary she saw featuring
Helen verDuin Palit’s development of the New York food bank: “City Harvest.”

Lee led a small volunteer board that worked tirelessly to open Winnipeg Harvest on July 1, 1985

Lee was loved and respected by everyone at Harvest and in the community that supported it, because she treated each person with the same concern and respect, from corporate sponsor to the newest volunteer sorting groceries.

“I have learned that everyone at Harvest takes a great deal of pride and sense of ownership for their jobs. I have learned that it is just as valid when a disabled volunteer can make five food hampers an hour as when an able-bodied person can make 50. There is no competition here, just a feeling that all work donated is important and that it feels good to help. We are all capable of doing something of significance to make our worlds a better place,” said Newton.

Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities
Interested in supporting the Lee Newton Memorial Golf Tournament?

Contact Sarah Henry for more details:
email: sarah.henry@winnipegharvest.org
phone: (204) 982-3677

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June 27, 2018


Winnipeg Harvest Signature Event


St. Boniface Golf Club

100 Youville Street



R2H 2S1


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