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Great Friend to Kids Awards 2011

September 28, 2011

Great Friend To Kids Awards 2011

The 2nd Annual Great Friend to Kids Awards was held on September 28, 2011 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: Wanda Koop, Artist and Founder of Art City
  • Individual Representing A Not-For-Profit Organization Category: Abdikheir Ahmed,
    for his work with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM)
  • Organization Category: West Broadway Youth Outreach
  • Youth Category: Carly Welham

Nominating Committee

  • Kate Gajdosik – Weather Specialist, Global Television
  • Joanne Kelly – Broadcasting Instructor, Red River College
  • Heather McIntyre – Promotion/Production Manager, Global Television
  • Aileen Najduch – Assistant Deputy Minister, School Programs Division, Manitoba Education
  • Peggy Yuill – Senior Marketing Consultant, National Marketing, Investors Group

Special Guests

  • Susan Auch – Event Emcee and Honourary Capital Campaign Co-Chair
  • Montana Lehmann – Performer and 2010 Great Friend to Kids Award Recipient
  • Jonas Cornelsen – Performer
  • The Crown Boys – Dance Group


Thank you to the following sponsors for their generosity in supporting the 2nd Annual Great Friend to Kids Awards:

Youth and Individual Award Sponsors

ACU Logo
IG Logo

Event Sponsors

  • Canad Inns Fort Garry
  • Devine Cakes
  • Ebonie Klassen Photography
  • Global TV
  • HOT103 & QX104
  • On The Edge Glass Studio
  • Sobeys Grant Park
  • Winnipeg Free Press


September 28, 2011
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