Susan A. Thompson Building

On June 22nd, 2017, the Administration Building at 510 Main Street was officially renamed to the Susan A. Thompson Building. The City of Winnipeg Council had unanimously voted to renaming the building on November 16th, 2016.

This is an honour of a life time and beyond.

During the ceremony at City Hall, I expressed that this re-naming was to be done in the spirit of honouring ALL the women of Winnipeg and also to specifically honour and recognize the women leaders within the city government, politically and administratively who came before me; whom I served with; and for the women who will come after me.

I also expressed that it was my hope, from this day forward, that more significant buildings will be named after the women leaders of Winnipeg.

I am especially grateful for the vision and work that Councillor and Speaker Devi Sharma did, along with Mayor Brian Bowman and the rest of the City of Winnipeg Council for their commitment to the importance and recognition of the leadership of women.

Here is the Video from the Susan A. Thompson Building Naming Ceremony

Here are some pictures from the ceremony.

Lieutenant Governor Janice C. Filmon, Councillor and Speaker of the City of Winnipeg Council Devi Sharma, Susan A. Thompson, Mayor of the City of Winnipeg Brian Bowman and Premier of Manitoba Brian Pallister

Premier of Manitoba Brian Pallister, Mayor of the City of Winnipeg Brian Bowman, Susan A. Thompson and members of the City of Winnipeg Council./cite>

Councillor Devi Sharma and Susan

Councillor Janice Lukes and Susan

Susan and her Family

Anita Schmidt and Mark Swan (newphew)

Glen Wilson (nephew), Barabara Wilson (sister) and Doug Wilson Hodge (nephew)

Doug Wilson Hodge and Char Thompson

The perfect nephews. Wayne, Michael, Mark, Doug and Glen

The perfect nephews and Mayor Brian Bowman

Carolyn Thompson and Barb Gard

Christina, Susan and Michael (nephew)

Susan with Gayle and Jim Carson and family and Susan’s godchildren

Dan Millican, Susan and Anita Schmidt

Marjorie Blankstein, Susan, Dee Buchwald and Sandy Hyman

Susan with Eileen Stuebing and Dale Oughton

Eileen Stuebing, Dennis McKnight, Janet Walker and Dale Oughton

Eileen Stuebing and Susan

Susan and Grant Mitchell (the best labour lawyer in Winnipeg)

Susan and Guy Prefontaine

Albert Cheung, Susan and Carole Vivier

George Fraser, Susan, Sandy Hyman and Jae Eadie

Deb Bingeman, Margie Isbister and Lenore Swan

John Prystanski, George Fraser, Susan, Sandy Hyman and Jae Eadie

Susan with Ursula Stelman

Avery and Olivia pointing at the Susan A. Thompson sign

Friends from Vancouver visiting the Susan A. Thompson Building at Winnipeg City Hall

Friends from Vancouver visiting the Susan A. Thompson Building at Winnipeg City Hall