Nominate one good Winnipegger

The WinnipegREALTORS® Association-established Citizens Hall of Fame  is seeking one good Winnipegger.

“The cut-off date for public nominations for 2007 Citizens Hall of Fame inductees is Friday, June 1,” said Bill Burns, chair of the committee responsible for the unique award program.  

“I look forward to receiving more nominations that put forward Winnipeggers past and present that have really stepped up and made a difference to Winnipeg’s quality of life.”   

Since the WinnipegREALTORS® Association created the Citizens Hall of Fame in 1986, 33 inductees have been chosen.

The 2006 inductees — Dr. Henry Friesen and James Ashdown — will have their sculptures installed later this year in Assiniboine Park at the Citizens Hall of Fame site in the formal garden area, located just off Corydon Avenue and Park Boulevard.  

The sculptures of 2005 inductees, Gabrielle Roy and Edward Lancaster Drewry, will also be installed at the same time. 

The public is encouraged to visit the site to see all  the sculptures which are set amid the lovely canopy of elm trees.  

All 33 Citizens Hall of Fame inductees have made outstanding contributions to Winnipeg. Their accomplishments also often reach beyond our city.  

“It never ceases to amaze me how fortunate we are to have so many citizens in this great city committed to making a difference so all of us will benefit from their individual effort,” said  Burns.

Because the long row of existing sculptures have run their course along the street side of the walking path, the new installations will be placed opposite the early sculptures of Steve Juba and Samuel Freedman.  A plan has already been set out that shows future sculpture locations. There are now a number of park benches located near the sculptures so that visitors to the site can sit and enjoy this lovely area of Assiniboine Park. 

Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting the WinnipegREALTORS®  office at 1240 Portage Ave.