Janice was raised on a third‐generation family farm in Manitoba’s Interlake and has made Winnipeg her home for 35 years. With a desire to learn about different lifestyles and cultures, her travels have taken her to Nepal, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong,...
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Janice has been recognized with a wide range of prestigious awards for her community work prior to being elected.
Presidents’ Council Award – Manitoba School Board Association
2014 – Nominated by the Pembina Trails School Division Board of Trustees, Janice received this award for her exemplary service and outstanding achievement, innovative thinking, personal initiative, and lasting and pervasive impact in the field of public education....
Queen Elizabeth II Gold Jubilee Medal
2012 – Janice received this award for her outstanding and exemplary contributions to her community. “Janice has the ability to translate a vision into reality – and the tenacity that keeps the team on target.” David Kaisaris Chair, St. Norbert BIZ...
Premier’s Volunteer Service Award
2012 – Janice received this award from the Premier of Manitoba for her contribution to the quality of community life. Conten“Janice is one of the only people I know who has been asked by all three Provincial political parties to represent them in the St....
YMCA‐WYCA Woman of Distinction Award
2012 – Janice received this award for her unique contributions to the development of others in our community – in the category of Wellness, Healthy Living and Recreation. “This ability of taking an idea and getting it on the ground is a rare quality that...
Active School Champion Award
2012 – Janice received this award for her outstanding commitment and work in developing Active and Safe Routes to School in her community.
Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability – Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development
2014 – Janice secured the funding and coordinated the redevelopment of École St. Avila’s school ground bio retention project. The project was recognized by the Province of Manitoba in the Sustainability in Water and Natural Area Stewardship category as a natural...
One of Canada’s Top 10 Environmentally Responsible School Grounds
2013 – Under Janice’s leadership, the redevelopment of École St. Avila’s school ground was recognized by Staples Canada as one of Canada’s top 10 Environmentally Responsible School Grounds.
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects – National Citation
2013 – Janice secured funding and initiated the development of “Water on the Land,” a bilingual sustainable guide to storm water management, that will be used by schools and community groups throughout Manitoba.
Re‐Fit Centre’s Healthy Living Award
2008 – Under Janice’s leadership, the Winnipeg Trails Association received this award for encouraging healthy, active living across Manitoba.