Speaker’s Night

Speaker’s Night 2023


Thursday, August 10th, 2023
6:00–6:50 pm: Cocktail hour
6:50–9:00 pm: Dinner


Winnipeg Winter Club
200 River Ave, Winnipeg, MB
R3L 0B2


$100 per person
$750 per table (8 seats)

Keynote Speaker

Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler


Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler is an internationally renowned surgeon specializing in Otolaryngology, as well as a dedicated advocate for health and health care. She was appointed to the Senate of Canada by the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in September 2022.

Senator Osler is not only a role model for medical learners across Canada, but also voiced concerns for health care system reforms. She is an avid volunteer annually training other surgeons in Africa, delivering medical equipment and training to Vietnam, and raising awareness of the health impacts of climate change in Canada.

As the president of the Canadian Medical Association, she championed principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within medicine, which are all values that YPM strives for.


Speaker’s Night is YPM’s annual fundraising gala. YPM members, alumni, politicians, community leaders, family, and friends gather to celebrate the successes of YPM and to support our initiatives as the organization grows.

Pictures from Past Years

  • 2023 featuring Senator Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler
  • 2019 featuring Dr. Annette Trimbee
  • 2018 featuring Susan Thompson
  • 2017 featuring Senator Marilou McPhedran
  • 2016 featuring Dr. Aimée Craft
  • 2015 featuring Wab Kinew
  • 2014 featuring Sylvia Kuzyk
  • 2013 featuring Stuart Murray
  • 2012 featuring Bill Blaikie
  • 2011 featuring Darren Praznik
Susan Thompson, the first and only female former mayor of Winnipeg, delivering her keynote speech at Speaker’s Night 2018.