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Kara Frain Dowhan

has joined the MS Society of Canada, Manitoba division, as manager of development. Dowhan is responsible for corporate partnerships, foundation relations and individual giving. Her wealth of experience and knowledge in donor relations make her an invaluable addition to the organization.

Erica Johnson

has recently been recruited by Prairie Improvement Network (formerly Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council) as communications officer. Johnson is a freelance journalist and has recently completed her creative communications diploma from Red River College following her completion of a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Manitoba.

Judy Mathieson

will provide and support to Denise Zaporzan & Associates with leadership development and training for its Customized Learning Centre Program. Mathieson has extensive experience in strategic leadership and business development, and is a skilled facilitator, coach and teacher. She is a certified management accountant, a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and holds a certificate in adult continuing education from the University of Manitoba and a master's of business administration degree from Dalhousie University.


Kingsley Bowles

has pledged a lifelong commitment to United Way of Winnipeg and the community he cares for deeply. He extended his pledge of involvement to the national arena and is currently treasurer of the board of United Way of Canada-Centraide Canada. For his dedication to United Way locally and nationally, he was awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Linda Brazier-Lamoureux

was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for 30+ years of service to the community through United Way of Winnipeg. In the agency relations department, Linda redefined United Way's relationship with agencies from fund allocator to that of a true working partnership. She was also instrumental in guiding United Way's aboriginal relations strategy and informed policy, which saw increased support for aboriginal-led organizations.

Bev Passey

received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for nearly 20 years of community service with United Way of Winnipeg. Bev was instrumental in United Way's relocation to 580 Main St., bringing the project in on time and under budget. Also, her ongoing contributions, insights and leadership in numerous local and national initiatives are helping United Ways across Canada develop strategies and operating standards that will strengthen relationships and grow support from key partners and stakeholders.


The St. Boniface Hospital Research's Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

2012 awards day recognized leadership and success in cardiovascular research and education, lifetime achievements in research, and young scientists who are in the early stage of their academic life: Dr. Ashim Bagchi, Arnold Naimark Young Investigator Award for excellent research completed during the first five years of post-doctoral training; Dr. Ana Ludke, Henry Friesen Young Scientist Award for research accomplished during a student's graduate training; Hongying Gang, Sr. Jacqueline St-Yves Award for best paper published in cardiovascular research in a high impact journal; David Blackwood, Heart & Stroke Foundation Award for outstanding achievement as a masters student; Megan da Silva, Dr. T. Edward Cuddy Research Award for excellence in research; Thomas Hedley, Dr. James S. McGoey research award for cardiovascular research accomplished in a laboratory in Manitoba; Nancy Klos, Jack Litvack Exemplary Service Award for exemplary service to the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences; Robert Fandrich, Kalwant Dhalla Research Technician Award for dedicated service by a technician in St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre.

The board of directors of the Real Estate Institute of Manitoba would like to congratulate Shirley Mattreck, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP and Susanne Moran, Manitoba Housing on receiving their CPMÆ certification and attaining an unsurpassed level of experience, education and dedication in real estate management.


The St. Andrew's Society of Winnipeg,

founded in 1871 and dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Scottish heritage and culture in Winnipeg and Manitoba, is pleased to announce its officers, honorary officers and board of managers for 2012-13. Officers: J. D. Perrin III, president; Hon. Rev. W.A. Blaikie, PC., vice-president; R.W. Tisdale, immediate past president; T.G. Flook, corresponding secretary; J.H. Gillis, treasurer. Honorary officers: Col. R.H. Vandewater, honorary president; Dr. G.H. Lowther, honorary physician; D.J. MacDonald, honorary solicitor; Rev. D.I. Wilson, honorary chaplain. Board members: E.M. Bethune, R. Chennels, Rev. Dr. J.T. Christie, R.L. Cormack, CD., T. DeNardi, Maj. P.A. Douglass, Dr. J.A. Grogan, P. Haverstock, D.C. Mann, R.R. McKibbin, C.B. McPherson, K.J. McRae, J.W.R. Munro, V.A. Ness, L.G. Prout, D.J. Rennicks, A.J. Robertson, D. Sloan, Lt.-Col. P. Wut.

Association of Manitoba Municipalities

recently held its annual convention and elected its board members: Coun. Doug Dobrowolski, RM of Macdonald, president; Reeve Ralph Groening, RM of Morris, vice-president, rural; and Mayor Eileen Clarke, Gladstone, vice-president, urban. Two district byelections also took place, with Reeve Neil Christoffersen, RM of North Norfolk, central district director, rural; and Reeve Cliff Kutzan, RM of Grandview, Parkland district director, rural.

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

has selected its 2012-2013 council: Jessie Howell, elder; Daisy Mae Murdock, youth representative; Kimberley Puhach, entrepreneurship, training and trade, co-chair; Dr. David Milward, associate professor, faculty of law, University of Manitoba, co-chair; Audrey Richard, access and aboriginal focus programs, University of Manitoba, secretary; Jennifer Rattray, indigenous, government and community affairs, University of Winnipeg, treasurer; Brian Bowman, Pitblado Law; Gwen Cook, access and aboriginal focus programs, University of Manitoba; Brian Henderson, Brian Henderson & Associates; Coleen Rajotte, Rajotte Productions Inc.; Helen Robinson-Settee, aboriginal education directorate; Sgt. Cecil Sveinson, Winnipeg Police Service.

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 17, 2012 B7

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