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Honour 150 Recipients

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HONOUR 150 presented by Canada Life, recognizes 150 people from across the province who stand out for their role in making Manitoba such an amazing province. Nominated by people in their own communities, these 150 individuals represent the diversity of our province.

Edward Acuna
Winnipeg
Volunteer roots run deep from Central America to Canada
Donation made to YMCA Winnipeg
Clare Agnew
Morden
Creating new and exciting opportunities for both young and old in Morden
Donation made to MS Society - Manitoba Division
Yisa Akinbolaji
Winnipeg
Building a bright and successful community of tomorrow
Donation made to Creative Foundation Inc.
Hilda Anderson-Pyrz
Winnipeg
A Voice for her sister, and advocate for survivors of gender-based and families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
Cheryl Antonio
The Pas
Enriching the Tri-Community area in northern Manitoba
Donation made to The Pas Helping Hands 4H Club
Timothy Arnason
Gimli
Volunteer, advocate, Mentor and leader
Mike Babb
Winnipeg
In a League of his Own
Donation made to Elmwood High School Legacy Fund
Monica Baldwin
Grosse Isle
Community leader in Grosse Isle
Margaret Bartlett
The Pas
Volunteering with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #19 for 25 years
Tammy Bekkering
Steinbach
Bekkering has impacted the lives of many individuals through her countless hours of volunteering
Donation made to Steinbach Community Outreach Inc.
Doug Belcher
Winnipeg
As passionate about nature as he is about teaching youth about Manitoba’s wildlife
Dorota Blumczynska
Winnipeg
Translating real life experience to help immigrants and refugees
Vince Boschman
Winnipeg
Determined to make a difference in teens’ mental health
Donation made to The Robb Nash Project
Auna-Marie Brown
Portage la Prairie
A community agent of change in support of Syrian families
Julie Bubnick
Winnipeg
Giving back to the community is second nature
Donation made to Lindenwood Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
Murielle Bugera
St-Pierre-Jolys
Connecting rural communities in Southern Manitoba
Donation made to Crow Wing Trail Association Chemin Saint-Paul Inc.
Eunice Buhler
Killarney
Building a sustainable and fully-funded gallery and space for artists
Donation made to Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council
Robert Cesmystruk
Vita
Creating lasting legacies in Vita, Manitoba, and the surrounding region
Donation made to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Vita and Shevchenko School Breakfast Program
Evan Chan
Winnipeg
Sharing a love of music and one who brought comfort at healthcare facilities
Donation made to Grace Hospital Foundation
Dr. Ernest Cholakis
Winnipeg
A Champion for Dental Health and the Arts
Charlie Clifford
Portage la Prairie
Tirelessly improving health, safety, and well-being
Lois Creith
Manitou
At 84 years old no plans to slow community support
Donation made to South Central Cancer Resource
Reagan Croy
Selkirk
Special Olympics and sport advocate, helping people with intellectual disabilities reach their goals
Donation made to Special Olympics Manitoba
Yvette Cuthbert
Portage la Prairie
A big part of her small city
Donation made to Portage la Prairie School Division
Karen Dana
Winnipeg
Dana spent over 50 years helping adolescents find their voice
Donation made to Winnipeg Folk Festival
Fred De Villa
Winnipeg
An activist in and for the Filipino community
Harry DeLeeuw
Winnipeg
Helping 28 First Nations families become homeowners
Donation made to Manitoba Tipi Mitawa
Tom Dercola
Winnipeg
“Mr. SJCI” a.k.a. Tom Dercola, the teacher, mentor, and lifelong volunteer
Donation made to Klinic Recreation Association
John Devins
Souris
Diagnosed with a rare bone infection at a young age, Devins shines as Souris volunteer
Donation made to Souris Railway Museum
Denise Dupuis
Winnipeg
Love and sharing with her extended volunteer family at Centre Flavie-Laurent
Donation made to Centre Flavie-Laurent
Diane Dwarka
Winnipeg
Making Winnipeg a more equitable place for all
Donation made to 1justcity
Deborah Einarson Woods
Winnipeg
Champion Fundraiser
Robert Fabbri
Winnipeg
Volunteerism advocate, ensuring present and future generations will benefit from volunteer led organizations
Donation made to SPIKE Inc.
Bernice Feledechuk
West St. Paul
Role model and an even more extraordinary individual
Robert Felsch
Winnipeg / Emerson
Transforming a lost cause into Emerson’s Golf Course
Jorge Fernandez
Winnipeg
Aiding newcomers adapt and reunite with their families in Canada for 27 years
Donation made to St. Gianna Beretta Molla Roman Catholic Church
Andrew Fichtner
Winnipeg
Local volunteer gives back to the Cadet program that first gave him wings
Cyndy Friesen
Steinbach
For three decades, Steinbach’s Friesen has focused her life on helping others feel equal and valued
Donation made to Soup's On Steinbach
Bernadette Gabriel
Winnipeg
Ensuring the rich culture and traditions of Manitoba’s Polish community remain a vibrant part of our history
Donation made to Holy Ghost Parish and Sokol Polish Folk Ensemble Choir
Merle Gadsby
Steinbach
The face of special olympics in Steinbach
Donation made to Special Olympics Manitoba
Muriel Gamey
Neepawa
A passion for helping others learn new activities
Donation made to Union Gospel Mission
Mike Gilmore
Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Innovating ways to give back to his community
Gary Gilmour
Winkler
Winkler’s Citizen of the Year for 2013
Lila Goodspeed Everett
Winnipeg
Ensuring future generations experience the amazing Inuit art at The Winnipeg Art Gallery
Donation made to Manitoba Alive
Phil Goss
Winnipeg
Goss's never-ending goal to help people break from the hold of addiction
Donation made to Main Street Project
June Gray
Winnipeg
June Gray paddles through her fight with cancer
Ferne Green
Portage la Prairie
Games Night has been a community staple for the past 35 years
Ken Griffin
Woodmore
For Ken, retirement is about spending his days volunteering for his communities and helping others
Donation made to Renovation of the Woodmore Community Hall
Dan Guetre
Richer
Richer’s unstoppable force
Donated to Richer Community Club Inc.
Tim Hague Sr.
Winnipeg
Parkinson’s diagnosis sparks community spirit for Tim Hague Sr.
Donation made to U-Turn Parkinson's
Donald Halldorson
Oak Point
Volunteering time and carpentry knowledge to neighbours
Donation made to The Oak Point Community Club
Barb Hanishewski
Minnedosa
Barb Hanishewski supports Minnedosans through struggles, victories, and the small moments in between
Donation made to Valley Life Recreation, Minnedosa
Deborah Harri
Winnipeg
Helping Manitobans breathe easy
Donation made to The Lung Association
Bill Hart
Dauphin
Giving back to his community of Dauphin
Donation made to Dauphin and District Community Foundation - under the William and Elizabeth Hart Memorial Fund
Chris Heide
Brandon
No such thing as downtime for this volunteer
Donation made to The Counselling Centre for Hope and Healing
Jane Helbrecht
Winnipeg
On a mission to broaden the Winnipeg arts community
Donation made to Prairie Theatre Exchange and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Ron Helwer
Brandon
Giving back to the community
Vivienne Ho
Winnipeg
Driving force behind the last two Women’s Marches in Winnipeg
Donation made to Winnipeg Harvest
Ian Hughes
Winnipeg
Building connections with hiking trails and supporting impoverished youth
Donation made to Trails Manitoba
Don Huisman
Erikson
Connecting surrounding communities, to aid one-another in development, growth and sustainability
Maxine Ingalls
Hecla Island
For over twenty years, Ingalls has embodied Icelandic spirit in Manitoba
Lucien Jean
Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Reinvigorating the community of Saint-Jean-Baptiste through theatre, laughter and town beautification
Donation made to Saint-Jean-Baptiste Parks Recreation Inc. - Saint Jean Centennial Hall
Noreen Johnston
Lake Metigoshe
Each small-town recreational facility has a story: this is the one about the Deloraine-Winchester Community Complex
Donation made to Community Complex and Lake Metigoshe Improvement Assoc.
Dr. Katherine Kearns
Winnipeg
Determined to educate and support Manitoba mothers, physicians, and students about breastfeeding
Donation made to Villa Rosa
Amita Khandpur
Winnipeg
Giving back to Manitoba by advocating for students
Donation made to Adoption Options
Danny Kleinsasser
Stony Mountain
Owner of Danny’s Whole Hog, community leader, and dedicated volunteer
Donation made to Manitoba Underdogs Rescue
Gerry Koreman
Cooks Creek
Improving 28-acres of the shared space called Cooks Creek Community Centre
John "Lawrie" Kyle
Dugald
Volunteering in the Rural Municipality of Springfield for 54 years (and counting!)
Tanya LaBuick
Brandon
Helping local businesses, people, and organizations succeed
Donation made to Southwestern Manitoba Animal Rescue Team
Justin Langan
Swan River
Giving voice and recognition to Métis youth
Donation made to Under One Roof, Swan Valley
Gunvor Larsson
Winnipeg
A staple in the Swedish Community
Claudette Lavack
Ste. Anne
For decades Claudette Lavack has tried to improve lives in Ste. Anne, and she’ll continue as long as health permits
Donation made to Accueil Kateri Centre
Karyn Lazareck
Winnipeg
Lazareck’s experience as a parent of a child with Autism has not only shaped her, but the community as well
Donation made to Gaining Resources Our Way (G.R.O.W)
Rachel Legal
St. Boniface
A dedicated caregiver
Jim Lindsay
Grosse Isle
Sports leadership skills benefit the South Interlake region
Donation made to Grosse Isle Recreation Club
Hans Lodewyks
Winnipeg
Cutting hair, sharing stories, bringing laughter to those in need
Donation made to Palliative Manitoba and Jocelyn House Inc.
Keith Loney
Carberry
The community of Carberry would not be the same without the efforts of Keith “Gopher” Loney
Donation made to Carberry & Area Foundation
Robert M'Vondo
Winnipeg
Guiding light for new immigrants settling in Winnipeg
Junel Malapad
Winnipeg
Snow, rain, or shine: Running 50 kilometres, 50 times in 2020
Donation made to Rossbrook House
Evangeline Mance
Winnipeg
A guiding light for thousands of Filipinos immigrating to Manitoba
Nicole Matiation
Winnipeg
Matiation's love for her industry drives her tireless passion for bringing out the best in Manitoba's community of artists and creators working in both English and French-speaking communities
Donation made to Centre Des Arts Médiatiques: Freeze Frame: Media Arts Centre for Young People
Olivia McCorriston
Winnipeg
An active educational teacher and supporter of youth in the community
Donation made to Shawenim Abinoojii
Alaya McIvor
Winnipeg
Raising awareness against violence for missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people in Canada
Donation made to Coalition of Families of Missing and Murdered Women in Manitoba
Terry McKellep
The Pas
Projects seem to seek her out
Donation made to Ka Ni Kanichihk
Catherine McLaren
Brandon
Supporting the education of women in need through scholarships, grants, awards, and loans
Donation made to The Manitoba P.E.O. Foundation
Ken Mikolayenko
Ethelbert
An Ethelbert Icon
Donation made to MS Society
Judy Morningstar
Goodlands
Quilter-extraordinaire, teaching quilting and sewing to all ages
Donation made to Goodlands Forget-Me Knot Quilters
Melanie Morris
Winnipeg
Dr. Melanie Morris, providing welcoming environments for Indigenous children and their families
Donation made to Ndinawe Youth Center
Edith Mulhall
Winnipeg
Making a Difference in the Lives of People Affected by Cancer
Donation made to Never Alone Foundation
Mary Murray
Neepawa
Quilting for those who sacrifice for their country
Dilla Narfason
Gimli
Gimli’s resident encyclopedia
Oli Narfason
Gimli
Helping others, sharing his song
Connie Newman
Winnipeg
A Source of Information
Donation made to St. James Assiniboia 55+ Center
Paul Norris
Winnipeg
Lending a helping hand whenever he can
Donation made to Winnipeg United Way
Brenda Okorogba
Winnipeg
Motivated to help youth succeed in her community
Donation made to Immigrant Centre of Manitoba
Margaret Ormond
Winnipeg
Ensuring Marginalized communities have a voice
Cora Ott
Beausejour
Making everyone in her community smile
Donation made to Grace Lutheran Church in Beausejour
Harold Ott
Beausejour
Giving back “a way of life”
Donation made to Beausejour Lion's Club
Logan Oxenham
Winnipeg
Spearheading advocacy for the support of transgender individuals in the province
Louise Page
Winnipeg
Louise Page, a life-long friend of Transcona
Donation made to Transcona Garden Club
Ryan Pandolfi
Brandon
Bringing his community together while advocating for mental health awareness through entertainment
Donation made to Brandon Housing First
Jennifer Plett
Landmark
Creating a safe and fun environment for families in Landmark
Paige Procter
Stonewall
Interlake philanthropist fights for cancer by combining community and music
Donation made to Coffeehouse to End Cancer
Mervin Reibin
Gillam
Outdoor enthusiast, sharing knowledge and skills with youth in the remote town of Gillam
Sheilah Lee Restall
Winnipeg
Contributing to the Poppy Blanket Project, Winnipeg Animal Craft Group, 2020 Warm Feet, and other charitable organizations “makes life satisfying”
Arthur Rey
St. Claude
Rey’s love for history is making history in his hometown in south-western Manitoba
Donation made to The Salvation Army Portage la Prairie Corps Community Food Bank
Joey Mike Riel Jr.
Winnipeg
Embodying the Spirit of Manitoba through volunteerism and community building
Donation made to Elmwood Community Resource Center
Jeannot Robert
Ste. Agathe
Striving to create a home for his community
Robert Roehle
St. Norbert
Generating support from businesses to form St. Norbert BIZ
Donation made to Pembina Active Living (55+)
Edgar "Sandy" Rothnie
Strathclair
Time off leads to a life of volunteerism
Divya Sharma
Winnipeg
Fifteen-year-old Divya Sharma dedicates her free time to volunteering and helping out her community
Suman Sharma
West St. Paul
The mom of the Indo-Canadian community
Donation made to Seven Oaks Immigrant Services
Sushil Sharma
West St. Paul
Supporting the Indo-Canadian community
Donation made to India Canada Culture & Heritage Association
Rodger Sheldon
Ste. Rose du Lac
Lifelong agronomist and long-time coach, volunteer, and fundraiser in the Parkland Region
Donation made to Prevost Foundation - Ste. Rose du Lac Food Bank
Pauline Shewchuk
Winnipeg
Supporting Manitoba’s elders through genuine conversation
Tammy Shirtliff
Starbuck
The “Godmother of Starbuck”, has given back to her community for over 30 years
Donation made to Starbuck Recreation Association
Helga G. J. Sigurdson
Lundar
At 100 years old, it’s just the beginning
Donation made to Coldwell Community Foundation Inc.
Jenna Sigurdson
Winnipeg
Jenna Sigurdson became involved in her community at a young age, fueled by her passion for helping others and her father diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
Donation made to Parkinson Canada
Linda Small
Winnipeg
Programming skills indispensable for Good Neighbours Active Living Centre (GNALC) volunteer
Donation made to Good Neighbours Active Living Centre
Amy Smart
Carberry
Trucking in the cash for Cancer Care Manitoba in annual Potato Truck Pull
Donation made to CancerCare Manitoba
Linda Smiley
Winnipeg
The Centre of Her Community
Donation made to Villa Rosa
Dr. Zita Somakoko
Winnipeg
Seeing people do well is the best reward
Donation made to Naomi House and Elmwood Community Resource Centre
Andrew Stambrook
Winnipeg
Breaking the barriers of stigma around mental health
Donation made to Manitoba Soccer Association and Canadian Mental Health Association (MB region)
Elaine Louise Stevenson
Winnipeg
Advocating for the estimated one million Canadians with eating disorders
Donation made to The Provincial Eating Disorder Prevention and Recovery Program at Women's Health Clinic
Cheryl Stock
Elie
Over the last 8 years, Stock has revealed the power of volunteering in Elie
Donation made to St. Francois Xavier Community School Playground Project
Harold Studholme
Winnipeg
Helping the people in his community grow in mind, body, and spirit
Lesia Szwaluk
Winnipeg
President, executive director, treasurer, mentor, chair, co-founder, coordinator, and councillor
Donation made to Shevchenko Foundation
Colleen Tackaberry
Winnipeg
Giving seniors a purpose in the Transcona community
Sharan Tappia
Winnipeg
Encouraging others to explore different worlds through culture
Donation made to India School of Dance, Music & Theatre Inc.
Lexi Taylor
Anola
Dedicated to helping those experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg
Donation made to Klinic Community Health and Mama Bear Clan
Dave Theunissen
Swan River Valley
An instrumental part in the growth of Swan River Valley for over 65 years
Charles Thomsen
Winnipeg
Thomsen loves teaching, and he taught what he loves
Donation made to International Peace Garden
Philip Thorkelson
Arborg
Dedicated to improving the town’s local heritage village museum
Donation made to Arborg and District Multicultural Heritage Village
Titi Tijani
Winnipeg
Auntie Titi brings African immigrants together to find their voice in Manitoba
Donation made to African Communities of Manitoba Inc.
Sylvia Todaschuk
Winnipeg
Advocating for and supporting cultural diversity, pride, and understanding
Donation made to Holy Family Home - Lubov SSMI Foundation Inc.
Louis Trepel
Winnipeg
Improving the lives of the underprivileged in Manitoba for over 40 years
Donation made to Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Joan Trott
Hamiota
Vision creates an inclusive, welcoming arts community in Hamiota
Donation made to Mid-West Arts Council
Amy Tung
Winnipeg
Creator of I Am Love Project
Donation made to Peer Connections Manitoba
Sara Usman
Winnipeg
Empowering women to live a shameless life sharing her story and making connections
Donation made to The Shameless Circle
Dave Van Heyst
Stony Mountain
Carving out an outdoor space to get active in Stony Mountain
Donation made to Stony Mountain Community Association
Robert Vineberg
Winnipeg
Revitalizing the landscape for Manitoba Immigrants
Donation made to Manitoba Opera
Chris Voth
Winnipeg
Chair of Out There Winnipeg
Donation made to Out There Winnipeg Sports and Recreation
Hong Wang
Winnipeg
Growing the Chinese community, connecting newcomers to Winnipeg and its culture
Donation made to The Manitoba Chinese Family Centre
Amarjeet Warraich
Winnipeg
Warraich has dedicated a huge part of his life to facilitate opportunities for newcomers
Donation made to Siloam Mission
Ron Watson
Argyle
Ambassador for the small farming hamlet of Argyle
Joyce Webinger
Winnipeg
A leader in minor league hockey
David Wiebe
Altona
Enhancing the lives of seniors for over 25 years
Donation made to The Gardens on Tenth
Robert Williams
Winnipeg
Life long love for nature
Donation made to Nature Conservancy of Canada
Roman Yereniuk
Winnipeg
A talent to teach, a champion in outreach work for the Ukrainian-Canadian community
Dennis Young
Carman
Carman’s Get-it-Done Citizen
Donation made to Boyne Care

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