Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner

35th Annual Volunteer Awards

The Annual Volunteer Awards

April 19, 2018
Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre - 1808 Wellington Avenue
Doors open at 5 pm, Dinner begins at 6 pm

Tickets and Tables

Click here to purchase tickets to the Annual Awards Dinner!


Announcing the Winners of the 35thAnnual Volunteer Awards!

Volunteer Manitoba and Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries are thrilled to announce the winners of the 35thAnnual Volunteer Awards!

"Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is proud to partner with Volunteer Manitoba in recognizing volunteers for the past 24 consecutive years," said Peter Hak, President & CEO of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. "The Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to recognize acts of generosity and celebrate the spirit of giving that makes our communities thrive. Congratulations to all those nominated and the winners of the 2018 awards."

The 35thAnnual Volunteer Awards will be held on April 19th at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre.

"For over 40 years, Volunteer Manitoba has proudly promoted, supported and celebrated community engagement in Manitoba and we are thrilled to be able to recognize the hard work and commitment of Manitoba's volunteers at the awards dinner," says Rob Albo, Board President of Volunteer Manitoba. "Congratulations to all the dedicated and engaged recipients and nominees of the 35th Annual Volunteer Awards!"

The Recipients of the 35thAnnual Volunteer Awards are:

Vivian Spence & Joyce Ferland - Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Family Volunteer Award [Winnipeg]

Dennis & Carol Hydamaka - Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) Community Leadership Award [Flin Flon]

Leslie McKenzie - Investors Group Financial Confidence Champion Award [St. Adolphe]

Mark Abbott - Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) Shelter Foundation Award [Winnipeg]

Adriano Magnifico - RBC Bright Future Award [Winnipeg]

Gerrie Prymak - Global News Women in Leadership Award [Winnipeg]

Jason Kasper, IDEATE Design Consulting - Spark Outstanding Pro Bono Consultant Award [Winnipeg]

Gordon Hannon - William Norrie Outstanding Community Leadership Award [Winnipeg]

Cynthia Young - recipient of the 2018 Lieutenant Governor's Vice-Regal Volunteer Award [Opaskwayak Cree Nation]

Ian Bailey - Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award [Winnipeg]

Andi Sharma - Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award [Winnipeg]

Esther Latchman - Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award [Thompson]

Jim Palmquist - Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award [Winnipeg]

Jackie Gushuliak - Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award [Winnipeg]

Sacred 7 Youth Council Volunteers - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Gord Holmes - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Immigrant Centre Manitoba Volunteers - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Charlie Medd - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Oak Table Volunteers - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Hailey Gardham - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Miniota]

Kwame Bonsu - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Skylar Ferguson - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Abseret Hailu - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

4-H Manitoba Leaders - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Brandon]

Jocelyn House Hospice - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Victoria Lifeline - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Yisa Akinbolaji - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Peter Martin - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Winnipeg]

Kathy Hildebrand - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Winkler]

Lana Knor - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Teulon]

Eadie McIntyre - Premier's Volunteer Service Award [Stonewall]

Join us as we honour these deserving Manitobans who represent excellence in volunteerism and community engagement in our province!


Nomination Process

Nominations open every year in December and are available here, in this section of our website.

The deadline to nominate a deserving volunteer is the beginning of February.


If you have any questions about the volunteer awards, please contact:

Dawn Bourbonnais
Manager, Communications & Outreach
E: dawn.bourbonnais@volunteermanitoba.ca
P: 204.477.5180 (ext. 230)

Photos from the 34th Annual Volunteer Awards Red Carpet are available on our Facebook Page!