Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner

34th Annual Volunteer Awards

The 34th Annual Volunteer Awards will be held on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

The evening will kick-off at 5 pm with a welcome reception and dinner will begin at 6 pm. The keynote speaker will be Yahya Samatar.

Tickets to the dinner are $60 each. You can seat up to 10 people per table, or purchase a corporate table (includes logo recognition on site and in the program) for $1200.

Purchase individual tickets or a corporate table!


The recipients of the 34thAnnual Volunteer Awards are:

The White Family - Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Family Volunteer Award

Angelika Stoesz - Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) Community Leadership Award

Flux Gallery Volunteers - Investors Group Arts & Culture Award for Volunteer Excellence

Eva Whitmore - Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) Shelter Foundation Award

Paula Hamilton - RBC Royal Bank Local Hero Award

Janice McWilliams & Cathy MacKinnon - Safeway and Sobeys Food for All Award

Susan Krepart - Global News Women in Leadership Award

Stephanie Sproule - Spark Outstanding Pro Bono Consultant Award

John Graham - William Norrie Outstanding Community Leadership Award

Brianna Jonnie - recipient of the 2017 Lieutenant Governor's Vice-Regal Volunteer Award

Cyndi Forcand - Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award

Henry van Delden - Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award

Marion Furey - Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award

Barbara Sabanski - Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award

Dave Elmore - Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award

Kareena Grywinski - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

Stacey Friesen - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

‘You Can’t Spoil a Baby’ Volunteers - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

Al Montaser Aljajeh - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

Dennis Cunningham - Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

Sarah Campbell - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award (Youth)

Cameron Krisko - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award (Youth)

ArtsJunktion - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award (Community Group)

Ste. Agathe Community Development Inc. - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award (Community Group)

L’Arche Tova Café Volunteers - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award (Community Group)

Kay Slobodzian - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award (Individual)

Ernie Didur - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award (Individual)

Sylvia Dziver - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award (Individual)

Raymond Ngarbouri - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award (Individual)

Lorne Schram - Premier’s Volunteer Service Award (Individual)

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


The Annual Volunteer Awards

Volunteer Manitoba and Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries are proud to present the Volunteer Awards Dinner, which recognizes individuals and groups who have made exceptional contributions to improve our communities.

Volunteers have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of communities here in Manitoba and the Volunteer Awards are a way to honour those who have made a significant contribution and who represent the finest in volunteerism in our province.

Individuals, youth and community groups are recognized for their outstanding achievements, their dedication to the community we share and excellence in volunteerism. 

Photos from the 33rd Annual Volunteer Awards Red Carpet are available on our Facebook Page!

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, or would like assistance with your nomination, please contact:

Dawn Bourbonnais
Manager, Communications & Outreach 
P: 204.477.5180 (ext. 230)