About Janice

Janice was raised on a third-generation family farm in Manitoba’s Interlake and has made Winnipeg her home for 40 years. Her passion to learn about different lifestyles and cultures has taken her travelling around the world. She’s explored Nepal, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Hawaii, Japan, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, England, Canada from coast to coast and much of the United States of America.

Janice has always been active in her community in many volunteer roles ranging from environmental conservation, healthy and active lifestyles, history and heritage, and education. Prior to being elected, she has been recognized for her commitment to community with the following acknowledgements:

Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Award

  • The Medal was awarded to Canadians who made outstanding and exemplary contributions to their communities or to Canada as a whole.

President’s Council Award Manitoba School Board Association

  • Each year, the Manitoba School Board Association recognizes and awards a deserving candidate with the President’s Council Award. This prestigious award celebrates the individual’s exemplary service and outstanding achievement, innovative thinking and personal initiative, and lasting and pervasive impact in the field of education.

Province of Manitoba – Premiere’s Volunteer Service Award

  • The Premier’s office, in cooperation with Volunteer Manitoba, established this award to: honour the efforts and dedication of outstanding volunteers in Manitoba; and recognize and encourage the valuable services performed by volunteers throughout the Province.

YWCA Women of Distinction Award

  • The YWCA Women of Distinction Award is a celebration of the talent, achievement, imagination and innovation of Manitoba women who have made a unique and exemplary contribution to the development of others and to their community.

Active and Safe Routes to School – School Champion Award

  • The School Champion Award is awarded to a community leader showing outstanding leadership, commitment and having a positive impact on Safe Routes to School advocacy and advancement in their community.

Janice was self-employed for over 25 years in the customer service industry. She worked as a Marketing and Communication Manager at one of Manitoba’s top International information technology companies, and spent many years as a fund development consultant for a multitude of organizations. Janice was the first Winnipeg Trails Coordinator for the Winnipeg Trails Association (2005 – 2015), under the guidance of Paul Jordan, Winnipeg Trails Association founder and Chair.

She and her husband Richard are the proud parents of triplet boys, and caregivers to a rescue Norwegian Elk Hound doggie, a rescue cat, and a rescue rabbit. They all live together – as harmoniously as possible!

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