Month: April 2011

What can we do in 90 hours?

YPM will celebrating its 90th session this coming December.  As we celebrate the past we must look to the future to ensure that YPM is able to continue its mission for another 90 years.  By building a reliable source of income for future generations, the endowment fund will help YPM survive and thrive for generations to come.

Between now and midnight on April 21st any donations made online to our Endowment Fund will be matched by the Winnipeg Foundation.  The matching funds are donated to YPM’s operating budget, so there is no better time to support YPM, for today and for the future.

Please click on the banner above to donate.  Any amount is appreciated, from $2 to $20 to $200.  Thank you.

Darren Haber
Premier of the 90th Youth Parliament of Manitoba

Speaker’s Night – A Grand New Tradition

With the 4th Annual Speaker’s Night Fundraising Dinner now wrapped up, we turn back to reflect on another wonderful event. Bringing alumni, current members and the Manitoba political and business community together, Speaker’s Night has provided YPM with the funds it needs to operate on a yearly basis, as well as take on exciting new opportunties like developing the organizations Spring Session in Brandon, MB as well as successfully hosting the Western Canada Youth Parliament.

We’d like to thank all those who came out to attend the event! Darren Praznik (55th to 62nd) delivered an insighful keynote address, touching on the disengagement currently plaguing this country. It was of course not all serious business, as friends across sessional years connected and mingled in the beautiful windowed room of the Radisson Hotel downtown. With the organization’s Honourary President Reg Alcock emceeing the event, it didn’t take long for laughter to erupt across the room. If you weren’t able to attend, you truly missed a great event. Please check out our photo gallery to see some highlights from the night.

As Speaker this year and soon to be alumni, I have to confess how wondeful it is to see such loyal and supportive alumni. While we all may go our separate ways once leaving the organization, this is where we first were inspired to stand up to speak. This is where our shaky hands slowly steadied as we grew more confident in telling others just exactly how we thought. YPM embarks on its 90th Winter Session this December. This longevity would not be possible without continued support and financial contributions of great individuals like our alumni.