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A Wonderful Afternoon at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

shannon-and-susan-2Sunday 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 women today need to respond and how men need to step up, there were many nods of agreement and moments of clarity.

A most heartfelt thank you to Shannon Sampert for such a successful conversation. I would also like to thank the Winnipeg Art Gallery for their contribution to this afternoon event.

A big thank you to all the donors and sponsors who made this event possible.

  • Phil Burns
  • Marilyn Camaclang
  • Al & Bev Harasymuk
  • John Prystanski
  • Walter Silicz
  • Betti Port
  • Banvile & Jones Wine Co.
  • Cornelia Bean Ltd.
  • Dessert Sinsations Cafe
  • G.J. Andrews Food & Wine Shoppe
  • Lilac Bakery
  • Winnipeg Free Press
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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 25th anniversary since my election as the first woman to be mayor of the city of Winnipeg.

It is my sincere hope that we take this opportunity to celebrate all the women who have contributed to our great city. The naming of this building is a symbol that we can all achieve anything we put our hearts and minds towards. This is our chance to inspire women and young girls to become the next generation of leaders.

I would like to thank Mayor Bowman, Speaker and City Councillor Devi Sharma, and the City of Winnipeg Councillors for supporting this motion. By doing so, you have said to women throughout Winnipeg that their city welcomes and encourages their participation in politics.

Councillor Devi Sharma spearheaded this effort and I sincerely appreciate her vision. As the first female Council Speaker, she is herself a leader and an inspiration.

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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 debt of gratitude. This remembrance day, please take a moment, in your own way, to thank all our military service men and women, past and present.