January 23, 2020

Nominations are still being accepted for for the Lieutenant Governor’s Make a Difference Community Awards which are presented annually to six deserving individuals from across the province. The awards will be presented at the 37th Annual Volunteer Awards banquet on April 9 at the Club Regent Events Centre in Winnipeg.

The awards recognize individuals who embody the spirit of volunteerism and have made lasting and meaningful contributions in the community. The Lieutenant Governor’s Vice-Regal Volunteer Award will be presented to one overall winner who best represents these qualities of volunteerism.

This award was originally established by former lieutenant-governor Peter M. Liba in 2000 and has been supported by all lieutenant-governors who followed.

“Our province is blessed to be rich with the spirit of volunteerism. Manitobans give so much of their time, talent and creativity to impact and enrich the lives of others, and make a difference in the world around them,” said Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon. “This year in particular, as Manitoba 150 celebrations give us even more reason to celebrate outstanding citizens from the smallest community to the heart of our largest city, I encourage you to recognize a worthy volunteer by nominating them for this award.”

To nominate an outstanding volunteer go to . Nominations must be received by Jan. 31.

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For more information, contact: Volunteer Manitoba – 204 477-5180 or Kate Gameiro, Executive Director and Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor, 204 945-2752 or