Lieutenant-Governor Janice C. Filmon will present two Royal Canadian Humane Association Bravery Awards in a ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

In November 2018, Jonathan Meikle and Matthew Shorting came to the aid of a passenger on a City of Winnipeg transit bus who was being threatened by another passenger. Though successful in keeping their fellow passengers safe by removing the individual from the bus and restraining him until police arrived, Meikle was stabbed during the altercation and required stitches.

Established in 1894, the Royal Canadian Humane Association recognizes deeds of heroism by Canadians, who, through their alertness, skill and concern, save or attempt to save a life, especially where those actions lie outside the ordinary duties of the person involved.

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For more information, please contact:
Kate Gameiro, Executive Director and Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor,
204-945-2752 or


Tim Popp, Royal Canadian Humane Association
306-441-8541 (cell) or