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Erna Braun (back centre), MLA for Rossmere, celebrates the Kiwanis Key Club Dinner with teachers Libby Powell (back left), Leanne Smith (back right) and students (left to right) Sarah Mohammed, Angelina Dumas, and Laura Morin.

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Erna Braun (back centre), MLA for Rossmere, celebrates the Kiwanis Key Club Dinner with teachers Libby Powell (back left), Leanne Smith (back right) and students (left to right) Sarah Mohammed, Angelina Dumas, and Laura Morin. Photo Store

Rossmere has always been a community of generous and kind people. Attending the Kiwanis Club of East Kildonan’s Key Club Dinner was a reminder that kindness and generosity knows no age.  

The Key Club Dinner celebrated the amazing students that make up the Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs in eight different schools across our corner of the city.  The Senior High Key Clubs are at River East Collegiate, Kildonan-East Collegiate and Miles MacDonnell Collegiate. The Junior High Builders Clubs are at Chief Peguis Junior High, Salisbury Morse Place, Valley Gardens Middle School, Robert Andrews School and John Henderson Junior High School. The elementary school Kids Club is at Springfield Heights. Over 250 students have dedicated their time to making our community, and communities across the world, a better place.

The dinner was held at Rossmere Golf and Country Club on May 8. Students and faculty advisors were invited to enjoy an evening with the 18 members of the Kiwanis Club of East Kildonan. Following a delicious dinner, the students presented their various volunteer efforts. The presentations emphasized the dedicated work that this group puts into fundraising, volunteering and working hard in the community.

 
A highlight of the evening was when the students presented the Kiwanis Club of East Kildonan with a $2,200 cheque. This donation was put towards the Kiwanis Eliminate Project, which aims to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus around the world over the course of five years. Partnered with UNICEF, this project is already halfway complete.  $1.80 can pay for vaccinating a woman to permanently protect herself and all of her future children.

It was amazing to watch these young students be so passionate about social justice issues within their community and across the world. The dedication these young folks have provides me with great comfort that the future leaders of tomorrow will be kind, compassionate and dedicated to a better future for everyone.

If you have any questions or comments that you would like to share with me, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 204-667-7244 or by email at Erna.Braun@yourmanitoba.ca

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