Monday, June 30, 2014

JCI Winnipeg brings you Leader Lunch

Following our inaugural Leadercast Winnipeg presentation on May 9th 2014, JCI Winnipeg brings you Leader Lunch: a series of Leadership-themed workshops delivered over lunch.

JCI members shares the belief that in order to create lasting positive change, we must improve ourselves and the world around us.

Leadercast is focused on building Leaders Worth Following and exists to serve individuals and organizations across all sectors who want to become intentional about raising their standard of leadership.

Our goal is to provide monthly leadership development opportunities in order to help build leaders worth following within our communities, leading up to Leadercast 2015. 

Sign up for the Leader Lunch Bulletin for details on our first Leader Lunch taking place on Thursday, July 3rd 2014, from 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM at CDEM (200-614 Des Meurons, Winnipeg)

Sarah Lewis's TED Talk Embrace the near win will be headlining this Leader Lunch.

“In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?”

Following the video, JCI Winnipeg will facilitate a workshop to reflect on how these concepts can help in developing leadership qualities. 

Sign up for the Leader Lunch Bulletin here.

Friday, June 20, 2014

JCI Winnipeg says OUI to bilingualism

Francophone media coverage in La Liberté
Click here to view the recording of the event*, (starts at the 21st minute)
*You may need to download the free Webex Player, found here

Visit World Trade Centre's Facebook page for event photos here.

Download JCI Winnipeg's first bilingual membership form here.

Find us on Twitter:
World Trade Centre Winnipeg @WTCWinnipeg
Junior Chamber International Winnipeg @JCIWinnipeg

JCI Winnipeg's Month End Mixer will serve as our Bi-Annual General Meeting. 

The agenda is available for download here. See below for all the details.

Click the image below to complete your registration and to confirm your presence. 

Thank you to BKG Distributors Canada who will be offering a wine tasting at 6:15 PM


JCI Winnipeg dit OUI au bilinguisme

Le Mixer mensuel de JCI Winnipeg servira aussi d’Assemblée générale biannuelle.

L'agenda peut être télécharger ici.

Cliquez sur l'image ci-dessous pour complétez votre enregistrement et réservez votre place. 

Merci a BKG Distributors Canada qui nous offre une dégustation de vin à 18h 15. 

This event will be streamed via webinar.
For details on how to join us from your desktop, laptop or smart device, please send us an email we can send you the webinar link and meeting number.

A phone line will be available for those not equipped with audio to call in.

June 25th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Central Daylight Time


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Une connexion audio par téléphone sera aussi disponible.

Le 25 juin 2014 de 17 h 30 à 18 h 30 heure avancée du Centre

Monday, June 9, 2014

50th anniversary of the Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival

This past weekend was the 50th anniversary of the Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival! Created by the Transcona Jaycees (with help from the Kinsmen and the Elks), the festival continues to bring the community together through the hard work of volunteers. The philosophy has remained the same all these years –community involvement and fun!

The first festival was in 1964, and brings in anywhere between 30,000 and 40,000 people over the 3 day event.

I’ve never been to the festival, but after one of our JCI Senators Bill Enefer reached out and gave me some insight to the history JCI has with the event, I was curious to learn more and get in on the fun!

Transcona Jaycee's & Hi Neighbour Float

Saturday’s parade was my first event, and it was great seeing the community out and engaging with their neighbors; cheering on the floats as they went by! Every year there are prizes for Best Floats awarded by the judges, and I think the crowd reaction has a part in who wins!

Later, “Hi Neighbor Sam”, the festival's official ambassador, announces the float winners, along with the “Good Neighbor” Awards, as nominated by members of the community – how cool is that?!

Interesting fact – did you know that the “Hi Neighbour Sam” Character was created by Roger Tychonik, a Jaycee member, and became the official mascot in 1967? A statue of Sam welcomes people into Transcona as you head east down Regent!

JCI Winnipeg President Danelle Hueging and "Hi Neighbor Sam"

After stopping at the “Whistle Pig” for lunch we were able to catch up with some of the festival’s founding members and current JCI Senators local legion celebrating a successful parade!

Active as ever, JCI Senators remain involved with the management and operation of the Transcona Jaycee Daycare Center on Winona Street, which was the first daycare in the area.

Wandering through the midway, catching up with familiar faces on the sidewalks and being swarmed by flamingo t-shirts, it was clear that this event is good for the community – it gets people involved, and engaged with each other, celebrating the true spirit of the “Hi Neighbour” festival.

It’s amazing what a group of like-minded people can get accomplished when they put their minds to it; 50 years later the festival is a testament to that! Hats off to the former members of the Transcona Jaycees for their good example of active citizenship  and community spirit; and thanks to them for their continued support of the JCI Winnipeg Chapter!

JCI Winnipeg Director Joel Mabon and JCI Winnipeg President Danelle Hueging