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Great Fish Community Challenge - Special Edition Newsletter 4/5 September 1st, 2023

Great Fish Community Challenge

Special Edition Newsletter 4/5 September 1st, 2023

Great Fish Fun Run and Community Celebration - September 9th, 2023

Celebrate the 9th annual Great Fish Community Challenge and the incredible work of our nonprofit community by participating in the Great Fish Fun Run! This event features 5K and one-mile courses, yummy BBQ, a nonprofit fair, prizes, and more!

Creativity and costumes are encouraged! Children 12 and under can participate for free. Top male and female finishers in the Great Fish 5K and Great Fish 5K - Para Athlete will receive prizes and recommend a grant to their favorite Great Fish Community Challenge participating nonprofit. Everyone is welcome to register for the Fun Run! There are plenty of opportunities to participate and enjoy the festivities.


10 a.m. 5K and 5K Para Athlete divisions start

10:15 a.m. 1 Mile starts

11:30 a.m. Lunch from Piggyback BBQ

11:45 a.m. Tot trot

12 p.m. Incentive grants and awards announced

Whitefish Together: A place for babies and their big people

Back in action! Stop in between 9.30am - 11.30am on the first and third Tuesday of the month to connect with other young families. This group is geared towards families with babies 0-24 months but older siblings are welcome to join in. Hosted by local parents, our mission is to create an open space for babies and their people to gather, play, share and connect through the ups and downs of the early years. It is a great opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers, and form lasting friendships. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided by the Whitefish Community Center. Bringing generations together and building community.

Meet our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a phenomenal crew of people who work behind the scenes to make our everyday operations possible. Thank you all for your continued support and the countless hours and love you pour into this place.

From left to right: Jesse Mazur, Bill Schustrom, Lya Hardwicke, Joan Paulson, Ruth Harrison, Tom Hughes, Pam Fletcher, Rick Kinonen and Nancy Beougher (missing: Scott Plotkin, our president)

Wednesday Evening Series: Caring for Aging Family Members - September 6, 2023, 5:30 pm - 6.30 pm

Please join us next Wednesday, September 6th at 5.30pm for the first part of our Wednesday Evening Series on Caring for Aging Family Members.

Christine Neater, Community Outreach Coordinator for Flathead County Agency on Aging, will walk you through some of the programs available through the County that can assist and advise you with the costs of caring for a family member.

Up next:

  • September 13, 5:30 pm — Legal Issues - Denise Romer

  • September 20, 5:30 pm — Assessing Health Issues - Dr. Ken McFadden

  • September 27, 5:30 pm — Grieving and the End of Life - Lon Eliasson

We have reached a crucial milestone!

We have had an amazing week and have now surpassed the $20,000 mark, which allows us to maximally profit from the matching fund. Thank you so much to everyone who got us here! We appreciate each and every one’s contribution - big and small.

Our goal for this year is to raise $50,000, so we still have a little ways to go. There are 14 days left to give where you live ❤

Time to say goodbye

My time here at the Center is coming to an end in September. For the last ten months I have had the pleasure and the honor of working with and for all of you. You have touched my heart and the memories of this very special time will accompany me in my journey to Switzerland.

Please come to my ByePie Social on September 15th at 12:30pm to send me off. In lieu of gifts, please consider a donation in my name to WCC through the Great Fish Community Challenge. Thank you!

💔 Katja

Katja Schalbetter

Director of Operations

Whitefish Community Center

121 East 2nd Street

Whitefish, MT 59937

call: (406) 862-4923


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