Honouring Platinum Jubilee medal winners


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With the arrival of December comes the arrival of the holiday season and all that it beholds. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from the glow of the glittering lights, festive decorations, imaginative lawn decor and the sights and sounds from the many concerts and plays.

December also brings a close to the fall session at the Manitoba Legislature. Aside from the legislation that was debated, passed in the House and later presented in committees, the province welcomed the Hon. Anita Neville as the 26th lieutenant-governor of Manitoba. Neveille succeeded Janice Filmon, who served in the role from 2015 to 2022. One of the highlights of the fall session was the throne speech by our new lieutenant-governor which highlighted the investments being made by our government in policing, security and safety, health care, education and economic development.

We know that Manitoba is a great province to live, work and play in and this is evident through the many people who volunteer not only their time but their knowledge and expertise to respond to the needs of others in their communities. The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee medal is awarded to those who have made exemplary contributions to their communities or to Manitoba as a whole.

Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

Anita Neville, Manitoba’s 26th lieutenant-governor, enters the Legislative Chamber to give her first throne speech, opening the fifth session of the 42nd Manitoba Legislature on Nov. 15.

I am proud to represent Seine River, as it is blessed to have an abundance of people who give of their time to make our community stronger and improve the lives of those who live here. Ten outstanding individuals in Seine River were recognized for their work in our community and have been presented with the Platinum Jubilee medal. The honourees were:

Sital Kang, community advocate and leader; Sharan Tappia, president of Asian Women of Winnipeg; Robert Roehle, advocate and community volunteer; Ken Gallant, community advocate for the Children’s Wish Foundation; Dana Derksen, community volunteer; Nathaniel Brown, youth co-chair and advocate for Crohn’s & Colitis Canada; Chris O’Kell, community volunteer and advocate for CancerCare Manitoba – Pumpkin Promise; Dale Driedger, community volunteer, sport coach and mentor; Marilyn Firth, community advocate and volunteer; and Art Bloomfield, community volunteer and director of St. Norbert Remembrance Day Services, cemetery and St. Norbert cenotaph.

In closing, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe holiday and all the best in the New Year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my constituency office at or 204-794-8079.

Janice Morley-Lecomte

Janice Morley-Lecomte
Seine River constituency report

Janice Morley-Lecomte is the PC MLA for Seine River.

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