Yet Another Successful Cabinet Retreat!


The weekend of August 8th to 10th the Cabinet and Executive of the 93rd Winter Session of Youth Parliament of Manitoba gathered together at Rock Lake United Church Camp to begin our cabinet retreat for this year. Our cabinet discussed recruitment strategies, formulated ideas about the positive aspects that YPM offers to youth and ways to make this years session as successful as possible. We would like to thank Rock Lake United Church Camp for providing us with a location to hold yet another cabinet retreat, it is greatly appreciated. This event was only one of the many that are needed as preparation for the winter session, but we are looking forward to more within the upcoming months leading up to YPM’s 93rd session!

Patricia Chaychuk Named 93rd Honourary President


The Board of Directors of Youth Parliament of Manitoba (YPM) is pleased to announce that Patricia Chaychuk has once again accepted the position as the Honorary President for the 93rd Winter Session of YPM.

Chaychuk was appointed the first female Clerk of the Legislative Assembly in 2000. Within YPM, she was the Premier of the 64th Session, Lieutenant-Governor of the 80th Session and the Alumni Achievement Award winner in 2004.

Speaker’s Night a Smashing Success!


Last night’s event went as smoothly as one could hope. We would like to thank all of those who joined us for Speaker’s Night 2014 presented by the Winnipeg Free Press or offered their support in other ways. Of course a big thank you goes all of those who helped to make the event a reality either by planning or participating in the proceedings. We would especially like to thank Patricia Chaychuk  for running the event smoothly as our Master of Ceremonies and Sylvia Kuzyk who delivered an excellent keynote address which all the attendees are sure to remember for some time. A successful event helps Youth Parliament of Manitoba maintain and expand in the pursuit of our mandate to foster amongst the youth of Manitoba an understanding of, an interest in, and an engagement with the Canadian democratic parliamentary process and, in so doing, to encourage the growth of the individual and their abilities. We are grateful to all of those joined in making an excellent event this year and look forward to beginning preparations for the 93rd Winter Session!

Youth Parliament Attends Andrew Scheer Reception


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On Thursday, April 10th, Premier (Brent Hardy) and Deputy Premier (Kamal Dhillon) attending a formal reception at the Fort Garry Hotel on the behalf of Youth Parliament of Manitoba. The event was hosted by the Members of Parliament for the Winnipeg area and Speaker of the House of Commons, The Honourable Andrew Scheer (pictured above with Brent and Kamal). The reception highlighted the work of those who promote civic action and community involvement. Youth Parliament of Manitoba was honoured to be part of the event and would like to especially thank Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, Joyce Bateman who extended the invitation.

We are excited about hosting our own upcoming event this Thursday the 17th as Speaker’s Night 2014 (presented by the Winnipeg Free Press) gets underway. We look forward to seeing all those who join us on this evening to celebrate and support YPM.

Final Day to Purchase Speaker’s Night Tickets!


Today is the final day to order your Speaker’s Night tickets! They will be available until the 11:30 pm here and the process only takes a minute. We look forward to seeing all those who join us this upcoming Thursday on what promises to be an excellent evening.



Speaker’s Night One Week Away!


Speaker’s Night is now only one week away! This means the time to purchase your tickets is quickly elapsing. You have until the end of the day on Saturday, April 12 to do so and they can be purchased here. Speaker’s Night 2014 is shaping up to be an excellent evening and we are excited for it be underway next Thursday evening. We look forward to seeing all those who join us on the 17th and hearing our keynote address from Sylvia Kuzyk.



Look for us in the Winnipeg Free Press!


Hey everyone,

Be sure to keep an eye out for our advertisement in the Winnipeg Free Press this upcoming weekend. This is also serves as a reminder that Speaker’s Night is just around the corner, so be sure to get you tickets while they last. You have until April 12 to purchase your tickets which can be done online here.  The event is shaping up to be an excellent evening and we hope you will join us. If you would like to support the event and our organization, but are unable to attend you have the option of giving a donation or buying a sponsor-a-member ticket for which the recipient will be drawn from our current membership. Both of these can be done online as well. We look forward to seeing all those who attend on the 17th!


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Speaker’s Night One Month Away


Time sure flies, and now Speaker’s Night 2014 Presented by the Winnipeg Free Press is only one month away. Everything is coming together and it is shaping up to be an excellent evening. We appreciate the support of all who plan on attending and look forward to seeing what our keynote address from Sylvia Kuzyk will entail. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this fabulous event and support a worthy cause, get your tickets while they last!



Speaker’s Night 2014 Now Presented by the Winnipeg Free Press


We are proud to announce that Speaker’s Night 2014 is now presented by the Winnipeg Free Press. Youth Parliament of Manitoba appreciates the continued support of the Free Press. It is an honour to have such a reputable institution within the Manitoba community take an interest in our organization and the events we hold. The Winnipeg Free Press is a recurring supporter of both our annual Winter Session and Speaker’s Night. Keep an eye out for the appearance of our advertisement in the near future.



A Few Words on our Keynote Speaker for Speaker’s Night 2014


Writing on behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express how thrilled and honoured we are to have Ms. Sylvia Kuzyk join us this year as our keynote speaker for the Youth Parliament of Manitoba’s annual Speaker’s Night gala.

I first had the pleasure of meeting Sylvia at the 2012 YM/YWCA Women of Distinction Awards dinner. It was my good fortune to be seated next to her at a table occupied by several outstanding women who, through the course of their personal lives and careers, have had a positive and long-lasting impact on their communities and various vocational domains. Sylvia immediately struck me as a very kind, genuine, intelligent, caring and committed individual. Her calm demeanour and inviting personality have set her apart from countless others working in the extremely fast paced and competitive news industry.

Sylvia’s passion for community involvement and engagement was always apparent in her work.  Her superior public speaking skills, awareness of challenges and issues affecting youth today and advocacy of solutions are only a few of the reasons why she is a fitting keynote speaker for our community event. Her ability to overcome obstacles such as gender stereotypes in the early stages of her career and consistent determination to provide quality news service to her legions of viewers are evidence that Sylvia is both a highly skilled and motivated individual. She is an exceptional leader and role model for the youth of our province, in particular those wishing to pursue a career in journalism and news broadcasting.

Youth Parliament of Manitoba would like to recognize Sylvia’s personal and professional contribution to her community not only as a pioneer of quality journalism but also as an engaged citizen who is committed to fostering an atmosphere of empathy and support in the lives of others.

We are looking forward to hear Sylvia deliver her keynote address on the evening of April 17th. Please consider joining us, or sponsoring a ticket for a YPM member, as it is sure to be a memorable evening. Ticketing and more information can be found here.

Kamal Dhillon

Deputy Premier (Vice-Chairperson)

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