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Participate! Winkler’s Vital Signs 2018 – Community Survey

Winkler’s Vital Signs returns for a second community check-up!  WINKLER, MB (May 24, 2018) – The Vital Signs program is back for a second community check-up! Following up on the first report published in 2012, this year’s program includes consultations with stakeholders, collection of local data, surveys within the community and review of secondary data sources such as results of the 2016 Census. The aims of this initiative are to develop understanding of residents’ civic priorities, to identify areas of highest need within the community and to mobilize community action to address these concerns. The findings of this research will be published and distributed within the community in October 2018. In the coming years, we anticipate hosting “Vital Conversations” on key issues as identified by the community. Community collaboration is at the core of developing the Vital Signs report. In November 2017, we established an advisory committee to build community input into our project plans, to guide our work with local stakeholders, and to mobilize action on the findings. In February 2018, we consulted with dozens of local stakeholders to establish research priorities and to ensure that the survey content would respond meaningfully to current local issues. We also engaged […]

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Tyler Froese – First in Family to Attend University

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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