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Shirley Muir

president of the PRHouse is the recipient of the 2014 Wichihéwaywin Award, given to a non-aboriginal person who has contributed substantially to aboriginal education. Muir has been creating documentaries and communications tools for and with aboriginal communities and their leaders; aboriginal businesses and governments for decades. The Wichihéwaywin Award is granted alongside the Knowledge Keepers Award for an aboriginal person who has contributed to education throughout their lifetime. This year it was awarded to Barb and Clarence Nepinak.



Republic Architecture Inc.

has taken on Jaimi Yra Bendo as the successful candidate for their annual summer student program. During her term at the firm, she will be significantly contributing to a variety of projects across Canada under the mentorship and tutelage of experienced architectural professionals. Yra Bendo is a graduate of the faculty of architecture University of Manitoba and is currently pursuing her master's degree at Carleton University.


Knightsbridge Human Capital

welcomes Derek Rolstone as their new consultant in Winnipeg. An accomplished and award-winning HR practitioner, Rolstone specializes in career transition and career-management consulting, helping leaders improve their abilities in making changes and guiding the process of "saying goodbye" better. He is an expert in job-search strategies and the use of the resumé as a marketing tool.



The Winnipeg Humane Society

recognized the exceptional work of volunteers, sponsors and partners at its annual general meeting: Red River Co-op received the Corporate Supporter Award for their contributions to major fundraising events; the Winnipeg Public Library was awarded the WHS Partnership Award for their work with the See Spot Read program; Margaret Krupa was awarded Outstanding Volunteer Support for her six years of volunteer work; Josée Belanger-Galay awarded the Outstanding Foster; Ace Burpee won the Outstanding Media Support Award. The WHS board also welcomed new members Randy Tonnelier, Christina Semaniuk, treasurer Joanne Dyer and chairman Richard Pope.



The Event Professionals of Manitoba

are pleased to announce their 2014-15 board of directors and executive officers: president Lesley Lewis, Royal Winnipeg Ballet; treasurer & professional development chairwoman Shirley Tillett TCM (EVM), Shirley Tillett Associates Inc.; director and program chairwoman Nicola Starin TCP (EVC), CancerCare Manitoba Foundation; director and membership chairwoman Holly McClelland TCP (EVC), Winnipeg Construction Association, director and marketing & communications chair Tsungai Muvingi, The Salvation Army; director Nina Lefleur, RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, and director Janet Harder TCP (EVC), Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.


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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 9, 2014 B7

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