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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 19, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE B2 B 2 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015 EDUCATION winnipegfreepress. com Every gift to Nourishing Potential grows the endowment, helping our community’s nutrition For Good. Forever. To make a gift or see the kids who are already benefiting, visit www. wpgfdn. org gi ft ft N h el ne ed s Good gi be ne Thank you to the hundreds of generous donors, including Jonathan, who have joined the Nourishing Potential team! Your support helps Winnipeg kids access the healthy food and nutrition education they need to grow and thrive. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR FIRST LINE PARTNERS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT: THANK YOU! Jonathan Toews photo by Bill Smith/ NHLI via Getty Images WE’RE THERE FOR YOU COMMUNITY PROFILE Aikins Law– Dinner Sponsor and Tournament Winner: Todd Thomson, Shane Hnidy, Matt Kroeker, Ryan Rubigny 2015 Tournament Committee: Mike Dobush, Birchwood Automotive Group, Jordan Harvey, Red Wireless, Todd Thomson, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP, Serena Brennan, Supreme Office Products Ltd., Tom Aldridge, Investors Group - Incoming Tournament Chair, Sarah Scott, Rogers Communications, Tim Prokipchuk, Rogers Communications, 2015 Tournament Chair, Lauren Woroniak, Rogers Communications, Derek Cherewick, Commercial Credit Adjusters, Brett Franklin, MNP LLP, Kareen McConnell, Jim Pattison Broadcasting Group, Qamrul Haider, Airsource, Sean MacDonald, ECC Education Consolidation Corporation Front Row: Kareen McConnell, Paul Albrechtsen, Connie Walker, United Way Winnipeg President and CEO Back Row: Jeff Hieland, Tim Prokipchuk, Ian Sarna, Colin Bartlett, Gord Nelson Rogers Communications – Title Sponsor: Joe Aiello, 102.3 Kiss FM - Emcee, Gord Nelson, Colin Bartlett, Tim Prokipchuk, 2015 Tournament Chair 2015 Cheque Presentation: Tim Prokipchuk, Tournament Chair, presents a cheque for $ 130,052 on behalf of the 2015 committee to Doug Finkbeiner, long time volunteer and Board member MNP LLP – Tee Gift co- sponsor: Brett Franklin, Derek Innis, Mike Hamm, Darrin Surminsky UNITED WAY TOURNEY CROSSES MILESTONE August 5, 2015 For 23 years, golfers who love Winnipeg – and Winnipeggers who love golf – have been swinging for a stronger community. This year 132 golfers hit a collective hole- in- one at beautiful Bel Acres Golf & Country Club, raising more than $ 130,000 and bring the tournament’s total funds raised to an incredible $ 1.1 million. “ That is an incredible milestone and so significant and life- changing,” said 2015 tournament chair Tim Prokipchuk of title sponsor RogersCommunications. “ Thank all of you for your generosity and support of such a worthy organization.” The overall winners of the Texas- scramble style tournament were Todd Thomson from dinner sponsor Aikins Law, Shane Hnidy of Hnidy Enterprises, Matt Kroeker of West Gate Enterprises, and Ryan Rubigny of J Hansen & Son. The real winners, of course, are the families across Winnipeg who benefit from an essential network of more than 100 United Way agencies and programs. Thank you to all the golfers and volunteers who participated. We hope you had a great day! Special Thanks to our generous sponsors: Title Sponsor Rogers Communications Tee Gift Sponsor CIBC and MNP Dinner Sponsor Aikins Law Putting Green Sponsor Birchwood Automotive Group Lunch Sponsor The Fairmont Winnipeg Wine Sponsor Mark Anthony Brands Golf Cart Sponsor Johnston Group Welcome Sponsor Progressive Waste Solutions Water Cart Sponsor Robertson College Hole Sponsors: Bridgeport Office Soluntions/ Konica Minolta Cambrian Credit Union Canad Inns Delta Winnipeg Entegra Credit Union FLOFORM Countertops Hugh Munro Construction Ltd. Maple Leaf Construction Pattison Outdoor PCL Constructors Canada Inc. Quintex Services Ltd. RCS Insurance Consultants Red Wireless Vector Construction Wakefield Foods Inc. Winnipeg Airports Authority Friend Sponsors: On the Mark Media & Events Winnipeg Free Press Please call 1 888 2 DONATE to make your appointment Why Donate Blood? Every Wednesday the Winnipeg Free Press, in co- operation with Canadian Blood Services, publishes the current appointment progress and blood donor clinic information. For the week of August 20th – August 26th Canadian Blood Services 777 William Avenue Winnipeg Blood Donor Clinic Appointments Needed – 283 North Kildonan Mennonite Church - August 22 Appointments Needed – 22 St. Timothys Church – August 24 Appointments Needed – 32 Selkirk – August 25 Appointments Needed – 43 FOR DONORS WITH APPOINTMENTS, WE ASK THAT YOU HONOUR YOUR APPOINTMENTS. THANK YOU! 3 What do you Cancer screening saves lives. live for? SUPPORTED BY W INNIPEG School Division trustees have passed their midterm exam — but there’s a lot of work left to do to pass their finals. Education Minister James Allum said in an interview Tuesday trustees have satisfied his demand they present a plan by Aug. 31 for implementing all 22 recommendations in a recent report on their governance, openness and transparency. “ The answer to that is yes. I’m pleased it came early, I’m pleased the board made progress on many of the issues,” Allum said. University of Manitoba education Prof. John Wiens told Allum in his review released in July the minister should fire the “ out of control” WSD school board Dec. 31 unless it cleans up its act of “ shameful, reckless dysfunction.” Allum subsequently gave WSD until Aug. 31 to tell him how it would implement the reports’s recommendations by year’s end. Trustees met twice last week — once behind closed doors, once in open session — to agree with some of the recommendations, send some to board committees to figure out what to do with them, and bounce others back to Allum for clarification. Department staff will work with WSD to ensure the entire report is implemented by Dec. 31, said Allum, who would not get into details of recommendations with which trustees had problems. “ They’re recognizing that good governance matters — good governance results in good decision- making,” Allum said. The most contentious recommendation for trustees was an order to report a monthly log of everyone with whom trustees met, the purpose of that meeting and why it was not conducted at a public meeting of the board. Similarly, trustees balked at an illdefined order to have the superintendent log inappropriate language and unacceptable behaviour by trustees each month. Wiens ordered the division to cease differential treatment of trustees by staff, without being more specific. Allum said provincial officials will work all that out with WSD. “ We want to be sure we recognize the context of the report and the intent,” Allum said. “ It’s intended to be about the transparency of the board.” Trustees complained logging where they go and whom they meet and for what purpose would require reporting the names of hundreds of people they meet at school events. They argued it would also deter people from speaking to trustees about sensitive matters if they knew their names and reasons for talking would not be confidential. Allum said he expects trustees to record their attendance at events, but beyond that, any further requirements will be worked out over the fall. He said better transparency will lead to better decision- making and an improved education system. nick. martin@ freepress. mb. ca Trustees satisfy Allum’s demand WSD making progress on recommendations By Nick Martin Education Minister James Allum: pleased WSD is making progress B_ 02_ Aug- 19- 15_ FP_ 01. indd B2 8/ 18/ 15 8: 18: 15 PM

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