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2018 Citizen of the Year – Frank A . Wiebe

The Citizen of the Year award is presented to an individual who continually gives of themselves and helps many others in the process.  At the core of Winkler are inspiring people who live here. The people who motivate and take action; who get involved and make a difference. They are the ordinary extraordinary; the behind-the-scenes catalysts; the connectors and the motivators. “The Winkler Community Foundation is excited to announce Mr. Frank A. Wiebe (retired BDO accountant) as the 2018 Citizen of the Year for Winkler.  Frank has been selected for his exemplary leadership skills, commitment to the tasks undertook, and integrity of character; not only willing to lead but always taking a strong interest in mentoring and empowering other leaders.” – Scott Doell, Winkler Community Foundation President. The Citizen of the Year, once again, will have the opportunity to present the Citizen of the Year Choice grant of $1000 to a charitable organization of his choice at the banquet. Mr. Frank Wiebe will be honored at the 2018 Citizen of the Year Banquet at the Days Inn Conference Centre on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Tickets are available through the Winkler Community Foundation office located in Winkler City Hall, by calling […]

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Make it a Reality

WINKLER, MB (May 17, 2018) – Announcing this year’s recipient of the $20,000 Gordon Wiebe Make It A Reality Scholarship: Tyler Froese. Our Scholarships Committee is impressed with his commitment to serving community, his resilience in navigating barriers and the leadership that he has shown in his drive to realize his life goals. He has worked through a speech impediment, overcome bullying, and persisted in his vision to become his best self. He describes that for him, doing his best means being there to support those most in need in his community. He has volunteered for Lighthouse Youth Group, Winkler Minor Basketball, Winkler Bible Camp, Winkler Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church mission trips and more. Having experienced first-hand the importance of care workers in contributing to his family’s health and well-being, he has been inspired to pursue a career in health care. As a volunteer at Boundary Trails Health Centre, he developed an understanding of the value of small gestures (such as feeding someone their supper or holding a friendly conversation) in improving quality of life for patients. Through his school, Northlands Parkway Collegiate, he completed five courses in health care and this foundation of learning has equipped him to work […]

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