Dozen distinguished Manitobans receiving province’s highest honour

Winnipeg Free Press.  July 12, 2017.  

The Order of Manitoba medal (Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba photo)

In recognition of a broad range of accomplishments, 12 people will be inducted into the Order of Manitoba Thursday in a ceremony at the legislative building.

The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the province’s highest honour. It recognizes Manitobans who demonstrate excellence in their efforts to enhance the province’s social, economic or cultural well-being.

Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon makes the appointments into the order based on the recommendations of an advisory council.

“It is my honour and privilege to preside over the induction of these 12 exceptional Manitobans and recognize the many gifts they have given to this province, to the country and to the world,” she said in a press release.

“As we celebrate Canada’s 150 together, I am especially proud and confident the leadership and passion of these men and women will inspire others to continue building an even greater Manitoba — and Canada — for the next 150 years and beyond.”

The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday and will be livestreamed at

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Beverly Suek is the founder of Women’s Housing Initiative Manitoba and is a member of charity Grands ’n’ More, which raises funds for grandmothers in Africa who care for children orphaned by AIDS. She’s also co-founder of the Manitoba Women’s Enterprise Centre, Women’s Music and Cultural Festival, Women’s Employment Counselling Centre and SDB Housing Co-operative.

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