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February 13, 2018


Mayor’s Scholarship For Community Leadership Now Open For Applications

Released: 8:46 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The application period for the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership is now open and grade twelve students across Winnipeg are encouraged to apply, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

“It’s great to offer this opportunity again this year,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “Too much of the community work many of our young people do goes unrecognized, but it’s an important part of building pride in our city. This scholarship recognizes high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving and strengthening our community, and it is important to acknowledge, reward, and support the important work young people do for our community especially as they grow into our future leaders.”

The Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership, established in 2016, awards five, $1,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to solving a community problem or making their community a better place to live. The Mayor’s Scholarship rewards the achievements of Winnipeg’s future leaders and supports them on the path towards their educational and career goals.

Community leadership can be demonstrated through activities that promote racial and social inclusion, drive reconciliation, encourage environmental stewardship, and support or empower Winnipeg’s less fortunate.

The Winnipeg Foundation manages the fund for the Mayor’s Scholarship including issuing the scholarship cheques and tax receipts, as required. The Mayor’s Office manages application intake, and award recipients are selected by an independent selection panel.

Scholarship applicants must complete and submit an application form, found on the Mayor’s website. Only application forms completed in full will be considered.

Applications must be received by May 18, 2018.

For more information on the Mayor’s Scholarship, please go to: www.mayorbowman.ca.

Public invited to help shape Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan

Released: 13:10 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to a public workshop to help provide input on actions being proposed as part of Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan: Planning for Climate Change. Acting for People. The purpose of this process is to develop strategies that will lead to a community-wide climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

In November 2017, the City launched the project with a public kick-off event at The University of Winnipeg. Over 70 residents attended, and provided ideas and input into Winnipeg’s climate vision and targets. A follow up Facebook Live event aimed to gather more specific input about climate actions related to buildings, land use, transportation and waste in Winnipeg.

“The feedback we have received from the public and our Climate Action Advisory Committee has been used to draft climate targets and actions. We have undertaken additional analysis to help prioritize these actions. Now it’s time for the public to tell us if we have got it right,” said Lindsay Mierau, Environmental Coordinator with the City’s Office of Sustainability.

Residents are invited to a public engagement session on February 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. which will allow citizens to review and provide feedback about the draft Action Plan. This will be the final opportunity for residents to participate in the process before it goes to Council for consideration in the spring.

Public Engagement Session:

  • Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Time: Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; session runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Location: North Centennial Community Centre, 90 Sinclair Street

Please RSVP by February 23, 2018 at climateactionreview.eventbrite.ca or call 204-986-6978 to register.

The Plan is funded by a Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund grant totalling $94,875. For more information on the project, please visit winnipeg.ca/climateaction.

February 13, 2018