‘Spirit of Winnipeg’ Awards Handed Out Tonight

By Brian Schultz

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce will hand out its Spirit of Winnipeg Awards at a gala dinner tonight to six deserving companies and organizations.

“The Spirit of Winnipeg awards were established three years ago to recognize businesses that exemplify innovation and entrepreneurship which help to define our city”, said Chamber president and CEO Dave Angus. “This event is a tremendous opportunity to recognize local businesses and not-for-profit organizations that best demonstrate those traits.”

Eighteen finalists have been nominated in six categories:

Small Business:                      Medium Business:
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils   Pitblado LLP
Neil Bardal Inc. Funeral Centre      Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Parenty Reitmeier, Inc.              Win-Mar Freight Group

Large Business:                      Start-up Business:
AECOM                                365 Technologies Inc.
Canad Inns                           Cruise Media Group Inc.
Magellan Aerospace                   Premiere Executive Suites

Charity:                             Not-for-Profit:
Immigrant Centre of Winnipeg         Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Siloam Mission                       Boss Guitar Works -- Selkirk Junior High
Winnipeg Harvest Inc.                Extended Education, University of Manitoba

The awards will be given out at the Fairmont Winnipeg this evening.