Academic journal article Manitoba History

President's Message

Academic journal article Manitoba History

President's Message

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After having had one CAO for fifteen years, we now find ourselves working with a third holder of the position within the space of one year. Readers will recall that Gordon Clarke was with us for six months before having to retire due to health challenges. Heather McMillan joined us early in the year, stayed with us for three months and then accepted a full-time position at the Museum of Human Rights. We wish her every success and happiness in her new position. Tracey Turner joined us in early July.

The staff changes caused a feeling of two steps forward with one-step backward, so certain activities and ideas have had to wait.

Your Programmes Committee has already met and has planned the coming year in some detail. Activities will include three field trips in 2019, as well as the commencement of a nine-evening lecture series. Topics to be covered will address numerous aspects of Manitoba's history. We hope to have speakers address our province's archaeology, our artists, our geology and Lake Agassiz, the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, women in Manitoba politics and a presentation on Indigenous women in Manitoba's history. …

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