What better city to explore this year’s Annual Public Meeting (APM) theme—Invite, Ignite, Inspire—than Winnipeg. A group of Manitoba’s finest will be gathering on Tuesday, September 29th for CBC/Radio-Canada’s Annual Public Meeting, an opportunity for public discussion, led by a panel of young people with a desire to make their community the best in Canada.
The APM will be the best opportunity to meet and learn from these four leaders, but before we get to the big day, here are some interesting facts about them.
4 things you need to know about this year’s panelists
1. In 2012 Erica Daniels received the City of Winnipeg Youth Role Model award for arts. In 2013 she was given the Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award in Visual Arts. She recently completed her first documentary about Indigenous youth finding their culture.
2. Trèsor Namwira first came to Canada in 2011 and founded a music company the very same year. He uses his music to bring together the French community in his area while raising money for aid in Africa. Did I mention that he’s only 25 years old?
3. Jamil Mahmood has worked in Pakistan, Ecuador and has dedicated the last 10 years to working at Spence Neighbourhood Association, a community organization in Winnipeg focused on revitalizing and renewing the Spence area in Manitoba.
4. After graduating from Red River College, Janelle Wookey immersed herself in the world of video production. In partnership with her brother, Janelle started a production company that mainly produces documentaries for French-language broadcasters that explore the Metis identity and her generation’s cultural revival.
These combined experiences will make September 29th a truly unique experience. With the day quickly approaching and seats filling up, it’s best to reserve your spot soon by registering with us at email@example.com. For more information you can also visit our website and join in the discussion by using #CBCcommunity.
-Shayla Kelly, Communications Specialist, Social Media