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Order of Manitoba recipients: May 2013

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A prominent business leader, a former chief justice, and an internationally acclaimed author head the list of 11 new recipients of the province’s highest honour — the Order of Manitoba. The Order honors Manitobans who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in their field and have added to the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents. Here are the latest recipients.

  • David Chartrand, president of the Manitoba Métis Federation was honoured for promoting issues of social justice and advancing the cause of the Métis Nation.

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    David Chartrand, president of the Manitoba Métis Federation was honoured for promoting issues of social justice and advancing the cause of the Métis Nation.

  • Dr. Francis Patrick Doyle was instrumental in the creation of a health-care industry in Ste. Anne and significantly contributed to health-care strategies and reforms at the provincial and national levels.

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    Dr. Francis Patrick Doyle was instrumental in the creation of a health-care industry in Ste. Anne and significantly contributed to health-care strategies and reforms at the provincial and national levels.

  • Olga Fuga has made an outstanding contribution to both her Winnipeg and Ukrainian-Canadian communities through her extensive public and volunteer service.

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    Olga Fuga has made an outstanding contribution to both her Winnipeg and Ukrainian-Canadian communities through her extensive public and volunteer service.

  • Ray St. Germain is a celebrated recording artist, performer, producer, author, televison and radio host, and proud supporter of Métis and Aboriginal culture.

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    Ray St. Germain is a celebrated recording artist, performer, producer, author, televison and radio host, and proud supporter of Métis and Aboriginal culture.

  • As principal of Sisler High School, George Nicholos Heshka is a visionary and inspirational administrator and educator dedicated to the inner-city community.

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    As principal of Sisler High School, George Nicholos Heshka is a visionary and inspirational administrator and educator dedicated to the inner-city community.

  • Dr. Tse Li Luk is a physician and award-winning photographer whose volunteer service has greatly benefited the Chinese-Canadian community and the community-at-large.

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    Dr. Tse Li Luk is a physician and award-winning photographer whose volunteer service has greatly benefited the Chinese-Canadian community and the community-at-large.

  • Diane Redsky is a nationally recognized community leader who has made significant contributions to improve the lives of women, children and Winnipeg’s urban aboriginal peoples.

    Diane Redsky is a nationally recognized community leader who has made significant contributions to improve the lives of women, children and Winnipeg’s urban aboriginal peoples.

  • Sanford (Sandy) Riley is president and CEO of Richardson Financial Group. His legacy of excellence spans the worlds of business, sport, education and community service.

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    Sanford (Sandy) Riley is president and CEO of Richardson Financial Group. His legacy of excellence spans the worlds of business, sport, education and community service.

  • Dr. Allan Ronald is one of Canada’s foremost experts in infectious diseases. He is internationally respected for his pioneering work with HIV-AIDS in Africa.

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    Dr. Allan Ronald is one of Canada’s foremost experts in infectious diseases. He is internationally respected for his pioneering work with HIV-AIDS in Africa.

  • The Hon. Richard J. Scott, former chief justice of Manitoba, made a profound mark on the administration of justice in Manitoba and was a national leader on the subjects of judicial independence, ethical conduct of judges and access to justice.

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    The Hon. Richard J. Scott, former chief justice of Manitoba, made a profound mark on the administration of justice in Manitoba and was a national leader on the subjects of judicial independence, ethical conduct of judges and access to justice.

  • Miriam Toews is a Steinbach writer whose novels have garnered international acclaim.

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    Miriam Toews is a Steinbach writer whose novels have garnered international acclaim.

  • Eleanor Woitowicz, a retired Wabowden school teacher, who was the driving force behind a school gardening project which was designed to promote healthy eating and sustainability and is now emulated in other Manitoba communities and recognized internationally.

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    Eleanor Woitowicz, a retired Wabowden school teacher, who was the driving force behind a school gardening project which was designed to promote healthy eating and sustainability and is now emulated in other Manitoba communities and recognized internationally.

  • Helen Granger Young is an internationally renowned artist whose paintings, sculptures and monuments have enriched the cultural and historical fabric of Manitoba and Canada.

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    Helen Granger Young is an internationally renowned artist whose paintings, sculptures and monuments have enriched the cultural and historical fabric of Manitoba and Canada.

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