Wednesday, May 7, 2014

JCI Winnipeg is excited to announce 2 superb Winnipeg leaders as the local keynotes for LEADERCAST-WINNIPEG!

Please welcome Kevin Chief (MLA, Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities, Minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg) and Sachit Mehra (Chair of the Winnipeg Downtown Biz, owner of East India Company) to the LEADERCAST-WINNIPEG Stage! They join an incredible line-up that features Malcolm Gladwell, Simon Sinek, Desmond Tutu, Laura Bush and more!

Kevin Chief, MLA for Point Douglas
Minister responsible for relations with the City of Winnipeg
Minister for Children and Youth Opportunities

Following on the heels of his BOLD Winnipeg appearance in April, Kevin is a welcome addition to the Leadercast Winnipeg line-up! A proud life-long resident of Winnipeg’s North End, Kevin was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for Point Douglas  in 2011. He was appointed Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities in 2012, and Minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg by Premier Greg Selinger on October 18, 2013.

He graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor Degree with a major in Justice and Law Enforcement and a minor in Physical Activity and Sport Study. He is currently working on his Masters of Education.

Kevin is a dedicated and dynamic community leader, involved with numerous boards and committees from local to national levels. He is also a sought-after speaker on the topic of the importance of education and leadership development for youth.

He received the Manitoba Premier’s Volunteer Service Award in 2009 and was awarded the Future Leaders of Manitoba Award for Community Service in 2010. He is also a recipient of the Manitoba Hydro Spirit of the Earth Award.

Kevin has held many professional positions in the areas of youth development and education, including Coordinator of the Innovative Learning Centre at the University of Winnipeg, Director of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre and Community Networker with the River East Transcona School Division.

An accomplished athlete, Kevin is a two-time First Team Great Canadian Athletic Conference All Star and a three-time member of the All Manitoba Team for the Manitoba High School Athletic Association. An active member of a square dance troupe, Kevin regularly performs throughout Manitoba.

Kevin and his wife Melanie were married in July 2009. They are raising their son Hayden, born in 2010, in the Point Douglas area.

Sachit Mehra, Owner of East India Company
Chair, Winnipeg Downtown Biz,
2014 “Future Leader of Manitoba” finalist

We are also excited to welcome Sachit Mehra; Chair, Winnipeg Downtown Biz, Owner of East India Company and a 2014 “Future Leader of Manitoba” finalist.

Sachit is a born and raised Winnipegger. He joined his family in the restaurant business 20 years ago and has established the bar of excellence for South-Asian cuisine and events across the country. The East India Company, Winnipeg's premier East-Indian restaurant, with locations in Winnipeg and Ottawa is consistently recognized as among the best in Canada.

Sachit is also active in his community; having established the Masala Mixer event, Sachit has networked groups such as the Junior Chamber, the Kinsmen and Athena Leadership all while raising over $80,000 for charities across Manitoba.

As chair of the Winnipeg downtown biz Marketing and Events committee, helps oversee events such as Manyfest, Edmonton street festival and the new farmer's market at the steps of the Manitoba Hydro building in downtown Winnipeg.

Sachit has just announced his intention to run for City Council in the Ward of St. Norbert, hoping to bring the same passion and customer service to City Hall.

Sachit has been married for 15 years to wife Caroline Mehra and they both enjoy their 2 children, Mohit and Givan.

Event is THIS FRIDAY, May 9th! Get your tickets at 

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