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Speaker’s Night, Youth Parliament of Manitoba

At the invitation of Adrienne Tessier, Premier of the Youth Parliament of Manitoba (YPM), I was the keynote speaker for their Annual Speaker’s Night Dinner on August 15th, 2018. The Youth Parliament of Manitoba (YPM) was founded in 1922 and has been organizing an annual five-day model parliament for the province’s youth ever since. YPM Read More

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Nellie McClung Foundation, AGM

Nellie McClung Foundation, AGM Monday, Sept. 10,2018 5:30 pm to 7:30pm St. Charles Country Club As part of the Annual General Meeting of the Nellie McClung Foundation, Dr. Shannon Sampert and Susan Thompson, BA,LLD,OM were asked to present at the first Speakers Series  of the Nellie McClung Foundation. The topic was “in Conversation with TRAILBLAZERS”. Read More

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The Red Coat

In 1995, I was going to be attending the meeting of the World Winter Cities Association of Mayors in Sapporo, Japan and then travelling to Harbin, China also (who would be hosting this international conference after Winnipeg). Winnipeg was hosting this International Winter Cities Conference in 1996. I knew I would be spending quite a Read More

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Winnipeg Metropolitan Region – An Important Organization

I want to thank Colleen Sklar and the members of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region for all of their tremendous leadership and dedication. Please go to the following link to their media release about this very important group. Also, here is a link to their publication, the Regional Times, which has a wonderful article about how Read More

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New City Hall plaque commemorates Susan A Thompson building dedication

Press release from the City of Winnipeg on October 27th, 2017. At an event this morning, Councillor Devi Sharma was joined by former Mayor Susan Thompson to officially unveil a new plaque to commemorate the newly-named Susan A Thompson Building in the City Hall campus at 510 Main Street. “As a passionate advocate for women’s Read More

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City of Winnipeg Administration Building Renamed in Honour of Susan A. Thompson

On Thursday, June 22,2017, the City of Winnipeg officially renamed the administration building in honour of Susan A. Thompson. The weather was spectacular and it was a truly lovely ceremony. We would like to thank Mayor Brian Bowman, Councillor and Speaker Devi Sharma and the City of Winnipeg Council for making this historic moment happen. Read More

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The 1997 Flood of the Century, Twenty Years Later

Twenty years ago today, the Red River was at its highest point during the Flood of the Century. The city was in a state of national emergency. The extraordinary work of the citizens of Manitoba and Winnipeg; the Canadian military; endless organizations were at its peak. While those days were very stressful for our city Read More

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University Women’s Club of Winnipeg – 7th Annual Signature Spring Luncheon, April 29th, 2017

Susan A. Thompson will be speaking at the 7 th Annual Signature Spring Luncheon for the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg. This event will be held at the St Charles Country Club at 11:15am, April 29th, 2017. All the proceeds will go to support the preservation of the Ralph Connor House, a national historic site. Read More

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Best Wishes to HMCS Winnipeg being deployed, March 6, 2017

HMCS Winnipeg is leaving on a deployment that will last over 6 months. This deployment will be into the Indo-Asia- Pacific as part of POSEIDON CUTLASS 17. I wish them all the very best. Like all Canadians, I am so very proud of the work the ship’s company of the HMCS Winnipeg does for us Read More

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Susan Thompson Interviewed by Shaw TV

Susan Thompson was interviewed by Tracy Koga at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the interview was aired January 30th, 2017. This was a lovely conversation between Tracy and Susan that touched on many topics of interest to readers from this website. Tracy mentioned that 2017 is the 25th anniversary since Susan was elected Mayor of Read More

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A Wonderful Afternoon at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Sunday November 27th, 2016 was a remarkable afternoon. Susan shared the stage at the Winnipeg Art Gallery with Shannon Sampert, Perspective and Policy Editor at the Winnipeg Free Press, in a delightful conversation between two amazing women. The crowd was treated to a wonderfully thought provoking and insightful “In Conversation”. From Susan’s legacy to how Read More

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Moments in History – A personal note from Susan

Today, November 16, 2016, Winnipeg’s City Council voted unanimously in favor of renaming the Administration Building (510 Main Street) the Susan A. Thompson Building. I am tremendously honored to have this building named after me. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary since Nellie McClung won the right to vote for most women of Manitoba. 2017 marks the Read More

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One With the Strength of Many

In June 1995, Susan Thompson was named as the lifetime sponsor of the HMCS Winnipeg. We would like to take a moment to thank all those who have served on the HMCS Winnipeg throughout the years. You truly are one with the strength of many. We all owe those who have served our country a Read More

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Winnipeg Art Gallery is hosting In Conversation with Susan A. Thompson

This Sunday, November 27th, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is hosting In Conversation with Susan A. Thompson from 2pm to 4pm. Shannon Sampert, Perspective and Policy Editor at the Winnipeg Free Press, will join Susan on stage in what is sure to be a lively discussion. Both women are trailblazers with many firsts to their name. Read More

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To Boldly Go – Susan Thompson featured in Winnipeg Free Press

October was Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the achievements of women and trailblazers throughout our history. On Saturday October 8th, 2016, the Winnipeg Free Press celebrated the remarkable life and achievements of our very own Susan A. Thompson. The newspaper featured two full pages, which detailed her early days as the Read More

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Twenty-Four Years Ago, October 28, 1992

History was made twenty-four years ago. Susan A. Thompson was elected the first, and so far only, woman Mayor of the City of Winnipeg. While Susan broke the glass ceiling, there is still work to do. Women throughout the country still face an uphill battle when it comes to opportunities in politics, business and executive Read More

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On McNally Robinson Bestsellers List for Fourth Straight Week

Her Worship: Moments in History, Moments in Time is on the McNally Robinson paperback non-fiction Bestsellers List for the fourth straight week! This list was compiled for the week from October 16th, 2016 to October 26th, 2016. The support has been remarkable and we truly appreciate everyone who’s bought the book. You can still get Read More

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Number 1 for 2 straight weeks on McNally Robinson Bestsellers List

Her Worship: Moments in History, Moments in Time is number one on the McNally Robinson paperback non-fiction Bestsellers List for second straight week! This list was compiled for the week from October 2nd, 2016 to October 12th, 2016. The support has been remarkable and we truly appreciate everyone who’s bought the book. You can still Read More

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Number One on McNally Robinson non-fiction Bestsellers List

Her Worship: Moments in History, Moments in Time is number one on the McNally Robinson paperback non-fiction Bestsellers List for the week from September 25th, 2016 to October 5th, 2016. The support has been remarkable and we truly appreciate everyone who’s bought the book. You can still get your copy at McNally Robinson and at Read More

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Susan Thompson Launches Autobiography at McNally Robinson

Susan Thompson, Mayor of the City of Winnipeg,1992-1995;1995- 1998, launched her autobiography in front of a standing room only crowd on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg. Over 200 people attended the event, which featured Susan Thompson sharing several stories from her time as Mayor. She recounted the beginnings of her campaign for Mayor, Read More

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