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.
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