Month: September 2013

Muriel Smith Named Lieutenant-Governor

The Board of Directors of the Youth Parliament of Manitoba is pleased to announce that Muriel Smith has accepted the post of Lieutenant-Governor for the organization’s 92nd Winter Session.

Smith has had a long and celebrated career as a Manitoba politician. First elected to the Legislature in 1981, becoming Canada’s first female Deputy Premier in the same year. During her seven years as MLA, she held the portfolios of Status of Women, Labor and Housing, and Economic Development, among others. In 2007, Smith was also inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Within YPM, she was the Honorary President in 2007 during the organization’s 86th Session. We are honoured to have such an esteemed woman serving as our Lieutenant Governor for the upcoming Winter Session!

Patricia Chaychuk Named 92nd Honorary President

The Board of Directors of the Youth Parliament of Manitoba is pleased to announce that Patricia Chaychuk has accepted the post of Honorary President for YPM’s 92nd Session.

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 recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award in 2004. We are honoured to have her serving as a part of our organization this year!

YPM would also like to thank Bill Blaikie for his service to the organization. Registration will soon be open for the 92nd annual Winter Session, to be held once again at the Manitoba Legislature.

Back to School

As the summer winds to a close, Youth Parliament of Manitoba would like to wish all Manitoba students, whether in high school or university, a great start to the new school year. The start of a new year always brings with it the hope of growth and development – as people, as leaders, and as learners. An integral part of YPM’s mission is to help support this development in all Manitoban students.

Registration for YPM’s 92nd Winter Session will be open shortly! Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to stay up to find out when.

First Cabinet Meeting

Our 92nd cabinet kicked off their first official planning session on August 25th. Ready and willing to make the 92nd Session the best one, members were enthusiastically putting forward ideas for recruitment strategies and YPM events. Registration will be opening soon – check our website and social medias regularly for more updates on all things YPM92!