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Great Friend to Kids Awards 2012

Great Friend to Kids Awards 2012

The 3rd Annual Great Friend to Kids Awards was held on September 26, 2012 at the Children’s Museum. This event honours individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to enriching the lives of children. By recognizing those who are dedicated to helping children, we hope to inspire others to do the same!

See more photos from the Great Friend to Kids Awards in our Photo Gallery now!

Award Recipients

  • Individual Category: Kevin Chief, Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities
  • Individual Representing A Not-For-Profit Organization Category: Larry McIntosh, for his work with Peak of the Market
  • Organization Category: N.E.E.D.S. Inc.
  • Youth Category: Yasmin Banares

Nominating Committee

  • Kate Gajdosik – Weather Specialist, Global Television
  • Eugenia Lehmann – Community Developer/Networker
  • Aileen Najduch – Assistant Deputy Minister, School Programs Division, Manitoba Education
  • Peggy Yuill – Senior Marketing Consultant, National Marketing, Investors Group

Special Guests

  • Jonas Cornelsen – Performer
  • Montana Lehmann – Performer and 2010 Great Friend to Kids Award Recipient
  • Khina – Dancer from N.E.E.D.S. Inc.


Thank you to the following sponsors for their generosity in supporting the 3rd Annual Great Friend to Kids Awards:

Young Achiever Award Sponsor

  • Lawrie Pollard

Event Sponsors

  • Devine Cakes
  • Ebonie Klassen Photography
  • Global TV
  • 103.1 Virgin Radio & QX104FM
  • On The Edge Glass Studio
  • Sobeys Grant Park
  • Winnipeg Free Press
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