Fourteen Manitobans to be Inducted Into Order of Manitoba

Winnipeg Jets chairman Mark Chipman (DARRIN BAUMING / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Fourteen – two more than normal – will be inducted into the Order of Manitoba Thursday afternoon at the Legislative Building.

Normally, only 12 people are allowed to receive the honour in any given year, but the rules do allow that number to increase to 14 during exceptional years.

The list:

Mark Chipman, chair of True North Sports and Entertainment

Pauline Clarke, Winnipeg School Division chief superintendent

James Coyne, Bank of Canad governor from 1955-1961

Len Flett, former VP of the North West Company

Etienne Gaboury, architect behind the Royal Canadian Mint and the Esplanade Riel

Crystal Marie Kold, director of the Flin Flon Community Choir

Art Miki, driving force behind the Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement

Randy Moffat, philanthropist who donated $100 million to the Winnipeg Foundation

Brian Postl, CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Bob Silver, co-owner of the Winnipeg Free Press and chancellor at the University of Winnipeg

Al Simmons, children’s entertainer

Leslie Spillett, founder of Ka Ni Kanichihk

Deborah Thorlakson, volunteer behind numerous foundations