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July 4, 2019


Recipients of Annual Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership Announced

Released: 11:49 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Five recipients were awarded with the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership during a ceremony at City Hall, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Each of the five scholarship winners will receive a one thousand dollar scholarship in recognition of their consistent and outstanding dedication to making their community a better place to live and by solving community problems.

The scholarship is awarded annually, and this is the fourth year it has been awarded.

“It’s great to provide these scholarships again this year,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “I’m always inspired by the extent to which our student leaders think about and consider ways to make our community a better place, and it’s my hope these scholarships can help them contribute to making our city, province, and country a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

This year’s five scholarship recipients are:

RAVNEET BRAR

High School: West Kildonan Collegiate
Volunteer Activities: Volunteer for SEVA (The Act of Selfless Service), co-chair of West Kildonan Collegiate’s Stand Together and Grow Committee, promoting health initiatives and wellness as well as educating students about metal health issues and stigmas.
Educational Goal: Plans to study business at the University of Manitoba and hopes to go to medical school.

DAWSON (COLE) LAZARUK

High School: River East Collegiate
Volunteer Activities: Organizer and founder of TEDxKildonan, member of “The Refuge” program supporting vulnerable single mothers and children in the Elmwood neighborhood, member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Cadets
Educational Goal: Plans to study business administration at the University of Winnipeg with the goal of working in the non-profit sector

JENNA SIGURDSON

High School: Collège Jeanne-Sauvé
Volunteer Activity: Volunteer at Siloam Mission and River Park Gardens Personal Care Home, founder of Jenna’s Toonies for Tulips a campaign started to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease
Educational Goal: Plans to study science at the University of Manitoba and hopes to attend medical school

NATHAN MATTHEWS

High School: Fort Richmond Collegiate
Volunteer Activity: Volunteer at St. Amant Centre, Victoria Hospital, Vista Park Lodge, and Health Sciences Centre, music and technical facilitator at his church, Sunday school teacher
Educational Goal: Plans to study environmental science at the University of Manitoba and hopes to earn a master’s degree specializing in ecology

AAYUSH VIJ

High School: St. Maurice School
Volunteer Activities: Volunteer at the India Pavilion and one of four Ambassador Generals for the 50th Folklorama, Diwali Mela festival, the Community School Investigators Science Camp and Lets Talk Science helping educate children on scientific topics, Ambassador for the India Canada Culture and Heritage Association
Educational Goal: Plans to study engineering at the University of Manitoba

The Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership 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 recipients were chosen by an independent panel consisting of Councillor Vivian Santos and members of Boys & Girls Clubs and Volunteer Manitoba.

Temporary closure of Louise Bridge between Sutherland Avenue and Nairn Avenue this weekend

Released: 1:30 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The northbound and southbound directions of travel on the Louise Bridge between Sutherland Avenue and Nairn Avenue will be temporarily closed from 6 a.m. this Saturday, July 6 until 6 a.m. on Monday, July 8, for bridge bearing maintenance and sidewalk repair.

Pedestrian access will be maintained on the east sidewalk.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route and to plan for additional travel time to reach their destinations.

For Transit re-route information, follow @transitalerts or contact 311.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures of major streets on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Update: Mission Street Fire

Released: 10:09 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - At 5:50 p.m. on July 4, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire at an industrial building in the 800 block of Mission Street. Upon arrival on scene crews found fire in the air filtration system on the exterior of the building, causing smoke to be drawn inside. An attack was launched and crews were very quickly able to bring the fire under control before it had a chance to extend to the structure's walls or roof.

All employees working in the building had self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews. No injuries were reported.

No damage estimates are available at this time.

July 5, 2019