RBC and Morden Area Foundation Working Together
Royal Bank staff recently changed into their painting clothes and went to work in the non-profit office centre being renovated by the Morden Enrichment Corporation. RBC had contributed $1,000 to the Morden Area Foundation, which in turn paid the material costs, and RBC staff donated a “Day of Service” to paint the boardroom. The boardroom will be used regularly by the numerous non-profits with office space in the building, and by other community groups in need of a convenient meeting space.
The Morden Enrichment Corporation is a cooperative effort of the Morden District Chamber of Commerce and the Corn & Apple Festival. In June of 2012 they purchased the former Rural Municipality of Stanley building, at 379 Stephen Street in downtown Morden, and along with the Morden Area Foundation they have maintained office space in the building ever since.
Manitoba Youth Job Centre and Pembina Valley Tourism are already renting space in the building, the United Way and Big Brothers Big Sisters have committed to moving in soon, and there are a few more shared or dedicated spaces available for non-profit organizations, charities or even startup businesses. Especially after a critical mass is achieved, the sharing of reception, printing, meeting, phone, internet, and other office expenses promises to make all the partners a little more effective and efficient. Anyone interested in sharing the space is encouraged to contact Candace Olafson of the Chamber of Commerce, at 204-822-5630.