One amazing aspect of coming to YPM is the friendships you create. Youth Parliament of Manitoba creates an amazing atmosphere where all feel welcomed. An organization that takes backbenchers who are complete strangers, that gather together to discuss a common topic, passing legislature. Here is a personal experience from the 95th Winter Session.
Our current PS to Alumni Affairs (left) and The Minister of Communication (right) so happened to be on the same committee team last year, and that is where it all started. They began to discuss the amendments to bills together, and realized how similar they were in political thought. From there, their friendship grew. The two would stay up chatting about life as a university student, what they liked and valued, and about humorous things that happened during session. In the late hours, they would watch TV shows and comment on what was happening and take snapchat selfies. To this day, they visit each other at univerity, go out for lunch and of course, go shopping together! Both cabinet members are thankful to YPM, because without it, they would have maybe never meet. The photo was taken in the morning of the last day, December 31, 2016. As we draw closer to winter session, I hope you are looking forward to it!