River Sunrise

Our Approach

River Gold 50/50 is a fundraiser licensed to Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society with partnership for the proceeds to support three community organizations, Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society, Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association and Exploits Valley SPCA.

Our Story

River Gold 50/50 was a fundraising idea that was brought to the GFWHS by Beve Butler.  She had seen a similar fundraiser happening, very successfully, in St. Margaret's Bay Nova Scotia.  With much ground work done by Beve to find out how the lottery was run we knew that this venture would need partner support to be successful.  With the GFWHS being the license holder and the three groups coming together we were able to get this off the ground.  Beve, we hope you can see how great the support from the communities has been and the success we have been able to achieve!

Meet our partners!



The Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to preserving the Corduroy Brook, as well as building and maintaining a system of scenic, accessible trails along its course.

The association was incorporated in 1994 and now boasts over 15 kilometers of nature trail, and related infrastructure including bridges and boardwalks, playgrounds, viewing platforms, rest areas, tent sites, and a comprehensive system of signage.

The association also operates a Children’s Nature Camp during the summer attracting children aged 4-11 to come and learn about their natural environment in a fun and active way from Corduroy Pond to the Exploits River.

To learn more about the Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association, or to donate directly, please visit their website.





The Exploits Valley SPCA is a volunteer- based, charitable organization dedicated to improving the welfare of animals.  We have been protecting abused, neglected and stray animals since 1971. Our branch covers all of Central Newfoundland West and South from Lewisporte to Baie Verte.  Our shelter, located on Duggan street in Grand Falls-Windsor, was constructed in 1991.  In 1994, the Exploits Valley SPCA was granted charity status.  Our membership includes approximately 20 active members as well as a number of loyal supporters who help out when they can.  Members are responsible for raising upwards of 75% of the funds required to operate the shelter on a yearly basis.  The Exploits Valley SPCA is affiliated with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and with the Newfoundland and Labrador SPCA.

To learn more about the Exploits Valley SPCA, or to donate directly, please visit their website.




The Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society mandate includes both tangible and intangible cultural heritage related to the history of Grand Falls-Windsor. We are committed to making our collection accessible to the public for research and exhibition.

Our collection includes documents, books, photographs, and a huge variety of objects and artifacts, most of which have been donated by private citizens, groups, and businesses in the town. We welcome donations of any materials germane to the history and heritage of the town.

The Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society was formed in 1997, incorporated in 1998, and is a registered charity. Membership is open to everyone. The society is constituted with a Board of Directors which is elected at the Annual General Meeting held in January.

To learn more about the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society, or to donate directly, please visit their website.



Meet the Team

Barry Manuel     River Gold Representative, CBEA

Elmo Hewlitt     River Gold Representative, CBEA

Jean Mercer      River Gold Representative, SPCA

Shiela Baird       River Gold Representative, SPCA

Lucien Forbes   River Gold Representative, GF-W Heritage Society

Jim Locke          River Gold Representative, GF-W Heritage Society

Allison Miller     River Gold Representative, GF-W Heritage Society

David Canning   Fundraising Manager