Recipients’ defining moments explored at this year’s gala celebration
Each year, the University of Manitoba is thrilled to honour several outstanding alumni at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration of Excellence gala.
On Thursday, May 10, we are proud to acknowledge this year’s outstanding recipients for their remarkable achievements: Paul Soubry, Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Tina Jones, Jan Lederman and Dr. Shayne Reitmeier. They join the esteemed list of past recipients such as Olympian Desiree Scott, Nobel prize winner, Scott Cairns, and Indigenous advocate Marion Meadmore.
Held in the opulent Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, the evening begins with a gourmet pre-event reception, featuring locally inspired tapas and food stations, along with a selection of wines curated by Winnipeg’s own Banville & Jones Wine Co.
This year, the ceremony will be hosted by U of M, Bison and NFL alumnus, Israel Idonije. The recipient of a 2014 honorary degree, Idonije is a humanitarian, entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader.