Inaugural Westland Scholars’ Reception Launched

Inaugural Westland Scholars’ Reception Launched

Congratulations to the Westland Scholars’ committee for the overwhelming success of its inaugural event held February 13, 2019, at the Millennium Library!

At the event, the Foundation honoured its scholars' committee for its invaluable contributions to the scholars' organization and other Foundation’s activities beginning in 2018. It also provided a networking opportunity for the over 100 past and present Westland scholars and the donors, volunteers and guests in attendance.

Westland scholars Beruk Meshesha and Stephanie Decena emceed the program while pioneer volunteer Duyen Chau and committee chairperson Jessie Asuncion-Reyes brought scholars’ and Foundation’s updates.

On behalf of the City of Winnipeg, Councillor Vivian Santos thanked and congratulated the Foundation for its passion for education for the past 25 years. She said, “Through its Scholars, the Foundation is creating humanitarians, a network of empathy and understanding who are now paying it forward, and making the world a better place.”

Deputy Mayor Councillor Markus Chambers spoke to the value of post-secondary education. The Deputy Mayor said, “Post-secondary education provides access to higher learning and an opportunity for further personal development.” He stressed, “Higher education prepares students’ minds for critical thinking that prepares them for challenges that life would bring.”

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors for contributing to the success of this event: The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba for its ongoing support for our alumni program development and 9Round Fitness – Graham, Across the Board Game Café, Caribbean Canada Heart Health Education, and The Real Escape for event prizes.

Once again, congratulations to our Westland scholars’ committee for a job well done!


To all our past and present Westland scholars, we hope you will be able to attend our next scholars' event. Stay tuned!

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