MARCH 8, 2021

Trailblazers

THE MANITOBA 150

WOMEN

She was an orator and an entertainer; she was an author and an advocate; she was a teacher and a legislator. She was a prairie woman who used her talents, determination and energy to bring about change in society. She was a Trailblazer.

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The Manitoba 150

Women Trailblazers

In partnership with the Winnipeg Free Press, the Nellie McClung Foundation is proud to introduce the 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazer Awards, an opportunity to salute the contributions that Manitoba woman have made to social justice, arts, sports, politics, community activities and promoting democracy while developing this great province.

 

These Trailblazer Awards will honour Nellie McClung’s vision by recognizing the spirit of her life’s work being advanced by women leaders of today or throughout Manitoba’s history. The 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazers will be officially announced on January 28th, 2021, the 105th Anniversary of most Manitoba women being the first in Canada to receive the right to vote. 

Unfortunately, due to the  the unforeseen circumstances, we find ourselves in and the restrictions presented placed by COVID-19, we will be unable to host an in-person event as originally planned.

 

We still aim to publicly recognize the great accomplishments of all of the award recipients along with the names of those who were nominated and will do so through a virtual book. The virtual book will be released on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2021. The virtual book will also feature all of the women nominated and will be available on our website, nelliemcclungfoundation.com.

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Nominations

Purpose

This is a call to nominate Manitoba women who were Trailblazers: women who were first in their field or who through their work, had a significant impact on their field or community.

 

Eligibility

 

A woman, or a collective of women, who have made an impact on the development of Manitoba.

Nominees must have:
  • Worked or volunteered or played a role that was first in their field or had significant impact or outcome on society in Manitoba

  • Demonstrated leadership and acted as a role model

  • Reflected the spirit of Nellie McClung

  • Worked/lived for a significant part of their lives in the territory that is now called Manitoba (please verify this in the application)

  • Nominee (if alive) must agree to nomination

Not Eligible:
  • Women who will be participating in the selection process

Who can nominate:
  • Anyone can nominate

Proof

  • Oral history and accounts

  • Personal diaries

  • Family genealogies

  • History books

  • Government records

  • Newspapers

  • Community Club minutes, other meeting minutes

  • Birth records

Deadline

NOMINATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.

We would like to thank all those who provided nominees for the Nellie McClung Foundation’s 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazer Awards.

We are pleased to announce that we received over 350 nominations.  

The Nellie McClung Foundation, in partnership with the Winnipeg Free Press, have put in place a third-party selection committee who will undertake the review of all nomination.

Successful nominators/nominees will be notified by email, January 2021.

All nominees will be recognized in a book and showcased at the Manitoba Museum in a temporary exhibit open to the public dates to be confirmed.

The Manitoba 150 Trailblazer recipients and nominators will be notified by January 2021

TRAILBLAZER

Individual Nominees

Adele Wiseman

Aglae Loréna “Dollee” Chevrier

Agnès Roy (née Gosselin)

Angelique Nolin

Ann Callahan

Anna Maynard

Anna Negrych

Anna Pazdzierski

Anne Bannatyne

Anne Ross

Anne Smigel

Annette Saint-Pierre

Arlene Wilson

Ashley Richard

Barbara Biggar

Barbara Bruce

Barbara Huck

Beatrice Mosionier

Beatrice St. Amant

Beatrice Watson

Berenice Sisler

Bernadette Smith

Bette Mueller

Bintou Sacko

Blandine Tona

Bonnie Korzeniowski

Brenda Arakaza

Brenlee Carrington Trepel

Brigette Lacquette

Candice Bergen

Carol Peloquin

Carol Shields

Catherine “Kate” McPherson

Catherine Kerr

Catherine Mulaire

Cathy Hiller

Cécile Mulaire

Chief Betsy Kennedy

Chriss Tetlock (Clarissa May Joyce Tetlock)

Christine (Chris) Burrows

Cindy Klassen

Clara Hughes

Colleen Cutschall

Colleen Sklar

Connie Eyolfson

Connie Magnusson Schimnowski

Corrine Joan​ Scott

Daphne Odjig

Darlene Wight

Dayna Spiring

Debora Durnin-Richards

Delphine Rivard

Devi Sharma

Di Brandt

Diana Redsky

Diane Gray

Diane Roussin

Donna Miller

Doreen Brownstone

Doris Mae Oulton

Dorothy Livesay

Dr. Alexandria Wilson

Dr. Anna Stokke

Dr. Charlotte W. Ross

Dr. Cynthia Grant

Dr. Diane McGifford

Dr. Donalda (Dina) Huggins

Dr. Ethel McPhail

Dr. Flordeliz Gigi Osler

Dr. Grace Anne Stewart, Ph.D.

Dr. Jaime Cidro

Dr. Jessie Lang

Dr. Julie Nagam

Dr. June James

Dr. Linda J. Malcolmson

Dr. Marlyn Cook

Dr. Marsha Hanen

Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum

Dr. Mirjana Roksandic

Dr. Noralou P. Roos

Dr. Olva Odlum

Dr. Rayleen De Luca, C.M., O.M.

Dr. Reeni Soni

Dr. Sandra Kirby

Dr. Sara Israels

Dr. Sheila Dresden

Dr. Sherry Peden

Dr. Sybil Shack

Dr. Tabitha Wood

Dulcie Price

E. Cora Hind

Edith Hancox

Edith Mary McDowell

Edythe Millicent Brown Ehrlich

Eileen Charlotte Collins, O.M.

Eira “Babs” Friesen

Elaine Froese

Elba Haid

Eleonore Phillibert

Elise Harrer Vane

Elizabeth Dafoe

Elizabeth Parker

Emilie Ross (née Poitras)

Erna Kimmel

Ethel Mary (Playfair) Harrison

Evelyn Hart

 

Evelyn Wawryshyn Moroz

Evelyne Anderson

Florence Edith McTavish Rogers

Frances Gunn

Gabrielle Roy

Gail Asper

Gail Freeman-Campbell

Gail Serena Singer

Germaine Krawzuk

Gertrude Richardson

Grace Eiko Thompson

Gudrun Helga Julia Sigurdson

Gudrun Jónsdóttir Storm

Gudrun Skulason

Gwen Hoebig

Halimatou Ba

Harriet Snetsinger Dick

Heather Robertson

Heather Whittaker

Helen “Ma” Armstrong

Helen Glass

Helen Granger Young

Helen M Powell

Helena F. Reimer

Helena Penner Hiebert

Hilda Klassen

Holmfridur Danielson

Hon. Ruth Krindle

Hon. Janis Gundrun Johnson

Hortense Rabet

Hrund Skulason

Ida Carriere

Isabel G. Auld

Isabel Ross MacLean Hunt

Jane MacLatchy

Janice Filmon

Janine Tougas

Jarita Greyeyes

Jean Agnes Hird

Jean Folster

Jennifer Hofer

Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Shay O.C

Jessica Dumas

Jessie McDermott

Joan (Sigrid) Johnson

Joan Hibbert

Joan Mary Harland

JoAnn MacMorran

JoAnne Buth

Johanna Seier

Josephine Hogg Campbell

Judith Chambers

Judith Weiszman

Judy Peake

Judy Wasylycia-Leis

June Menzies

June Westbury

Judge Kimberly Prost

Kal Barteski

Kanaye Connie Matsuo

Kate McPherson

Kate Rice

Katharina Thiessen

Katherena Vermette

Katherine Friesen

Kathleen M. Richardson

Kathryn (Kathy) June Hamelin RN, BA,

Kathy Mallett, O.M.

Katrina Leclerc

Lara Rae

Laura Ealing

Laura Goodman Salverson

Leah Hextall

Leanne Boyd

Lee Newton

Leila Castro

Leonne (Soeur) Dumesnil

Leonore Saunders

Letitia Hargrave

Lillian Gibbons

Lillian James

Lillian Vilborg Bjarnason MacPherson

Lisa Meeches

Lise Gaboury-Diallo

Lois Edie

Lorena McKennitt

Lorena Mitchell

Lori Schellekens

Louise Habimana Uwera

Luc d’Antioche, snjm

Lucille Cenerini

Lydia Pajunen

Lynn Sissons

Mabel Josephine Wardrop

Mae Louise Campbell

Manie Tobie

Margaret Ann Scott

Margaret Bloodworth

Margaret June Kentner

Margaret Laurence

Margaret McWilliams

Margaret Morse

Margaret Newton FRSC

Margaret Sweatman

Margo Goodhand

Margret Jonsdottir Benedictsson

Marguerite Nolin

Maria Vogt

Marianne Cerilli

Marie-Anne Lagimodière (née Gaboury)

Mariette Mulaire

Marilyn Cook

Marjorie Anderson

Martha Jane Hample

Martha Ruth Brooks

Mary A. Wawrykow

Mary Barrett Speechly

Mary Dopson

Mary Dyma

Mary Gowler

Mary Kelekis

Mary Richard

Mary Riter Hamilton

Mary Sawka

Mary Scott

Maude Bissett

Maxine Critch

Meeka Walsh

Milla Rasmussen

Millie Lamb

Miriam Toews

Muriel Smith

Muriel Sprague Richardson

Myrna Driedger

Nahanni Fontaine

Neilla Premachuk

Nellie McClung

Nicole Brémault

Olive Bend Little

Pamela Rebello, O.M.

Parusia Purohit

Sen. Pat Bovey

Pauline Boutal

Peggy Green

Rachel Massicotte

Sen. Raymonde Gagné

Renee Kaplan

Rhonda Head

Rita Chahal

Roxy Freedman

Ruth Elaine Christie

Ruth Krindle

Ruth Waterman Rubinstein

Ruthanne Dyck

Sadie Mildred Grimm

Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk

Sandra McCaig

Sara Usman

Sarah Mallabar

Sen. Mary Jane McCallum

Shahina Siddiqui

Sen. Sharon Carstairs

Sharron Zenith Corne

Sheila North

Sherri Walsh

Shirley Elias

Shirley Kalyniuk

Shirley Render

Shirley Richardson

Sigurros Vidal

Sister Angelica of Mary

Sister Geraldine MacNamara

Sister Jean Ell

Soeur Leonne Dumesnil

Soeur Luc d’Antioche, snjm

Skylar Park

Sonja Bejzyk

Sophia Thomas Mason

Sophie Gaulin

Sophie May Ryan “Diamond Queen”

Sr. Agathe Dorge, snjm

Sue Boreskie

Susan Auch

Susan Hart-Kulbaba

Susan A. Thompson

Tabitha Langel

Tannis Mindell

Tannis Richardson

Taylor Morriseau

Teresa Dukes

Teresa Rogers

Thanadelthur/ Tthainaltth'er

The Hon. Pearl McGonigal

The Very Reverend the Hon. Lois M. Wilson, O.C.

Thelma Alma Wynne

Theresa Oswald

Tina Jones

Tina Keeper

Tracie Afifi

Tracy Patterson

Ursilla McAlister Macdonnell

Venla Hovi

Vera Derenchuk

Vera Lysenko

Verna J. Kirkness

Violet Irene Guymer (née Poynter)

Wanda Koop

Wendy Pongoski

Wilma Derksen

Winnifred VanSlyck

TRAILBLAZER

Group Nominees

Council of Women of Winnipeg Inc.

Founding Board of Directors of Women’s Health Clinic – Ellen Kruger, Linda Taylor, Paula Harris, Paula Gardner, Niki Garson, Robert Janz and Dr. C. Yuen

Grey Nuns (Catholic Congregation of women religious)

 

H2O Academy Co-Founders Kaley Maksymyk & Krista Morden

Isabel Richard, and 11 others who were founders of the Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association

Isabel Ross MacLean Hunt

Jon Sigurdson Chapter IODE

Les Soeurs du Sauveur

Manitoba Women’s Institute

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA)

Missionary Oblate Sisters

Winnipeg Raging Grannies

Selma Loewen, Sara Stoesz, Linie Friesen, Susan Giesbrecht and the dozens of women who founded the first MCC Thrift shops

Sisters of Misericordia

 

Sisters of Service

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate

The Grey Nuns of Manitoba

The Institute of the Sisters of Service of Canada

The Junior League of Winnipeg

The Nellie McClung Foundation

The Partners of Patersons LLP

The Shameless Circle

Trailblazing women at the University of Manitoba 

University Women’s Club of Winnipeg

Women of the Fur Trade

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Contact

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 41081 Markham
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2H0

Executive Director

Dana Driedger

ddriedger@ournellie.com

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