Month: February 2014

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)

Announcing Details for Speaker’s Night 2014

Youth Parliament is happy to announce the details for Speaker’s Night 2014, our annual fundraising gala and community event. The details for this year’s event are as follows:

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Cocktails: 5:30
Dinner: 7:00
Location: Winnipeg Winter Club
Keynote Speaker: Sylvia Kuzyk
Master of Ceremonies: Patricia Chaychuk
Tickets: $100.00
Sponsor a Member Ticket: $100.00

The event serves not only as a fundraising opportunity but a venue for members, alumni, community members, family and friends to gather to commemorate the history and stories of the organization and to celebrate the achievements of alumni. We look forward to seeing all those who join us on what promises to be an excellent evening!


Path to YPM 93 Begins

With a successful 92nd Winter Session behind us it is now time to begin looking forward to the 93rd Winter Session. Over the weekend our Executive transitioned into their new roles and conducted their first meeting. All are excited with the prospects that 2014 brings and are ready to get to work on the journey towards our 93rd Winter Session.  With great optimism, Youth Parliament of Manitoba steps into its new organizational year which promises to be just as exciting and fruitful as the last. Many thanks go to our members, alumni, dignitaries, sponsors and other supporters who continue to make this organization a successful one. It is hoped we can continue to count on their involvement. Here’s to an excellent YPM 93 and an amazing experience for all of those to be involved! We look forward to what 2014 has in store for Youth Parliament of Manitoba.

Also be sure to check back shortly as some exciting news about Speaker’s Night 2014 will be available soon.