Marian Awards For Excellence

At St. Mary's Academy, we take pride in our alumnae and friends who model excellence and service in their personal and professional lives.

The Marian Awards For Excellence were instituted by the Academy in 2005 to recognize distinguished alumnae who embrace and exemplify our mission and vision in the community and the world. Our seven member selection committee, made up of alumnae, SNJM leadership, staff, and friends of the Academy, were thrilled with the response of our community in the strength and number of nominations received. We proudly announce the following Marian Award For Excellence recipients being recognized for their outstanding service in the areas of Education, Training and Mentorship, Leadership, Marketing and Justice.

2019 Marian Awards For Excellence Recipient

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In the mid-1800’s, at the request of Bishop Joseph-Norbert Provencher, The Sisters of Charity of Montreal (more commonly known as the Grey Nuns) came to the Red River Settlement from Montréal. Although the Grey Nuns were predominantly a nursing congregation, they served as teachers for a number of years in the settlement that became the City of Winnipeg in 1873.

On May 1, 1869, Sisters Ste Thérèse and Mary Jane McDougall, opened “Maison Ste Marie” (St. Mary’s Academy). This was the first Catholic school to serve Catholics on the west side of the Red River. The Grey Nuns operated Maison Ste Marie until 1874 when the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary assumed responsibility for the school. 

St. Mary’s Academy is proud to honour the Grey Nuns for their service and leadership establishing the Academy.

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Sister Mary Jane McDougall

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Sister Ste Thérèse

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15th Annual Marian Awards For Excellence Brunch

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Mimosa Reception at 10:00 a.m. | Brunch at 10:30 a.m. | Award Presentations Following Brunch
The Gates on Roblin, 6945 Roblin Boulevard
Tickets: $75.00

 

Sponsorship Opportunities


Your support of this event helps St. Mary's Academy recognize and honour distinguished alumnae who embrace and exemplify our mission and vision in the community and the world. If you have questions, please contact Kerri Moore, Director of Advancement and Admissions at kmoore@smamb.ca or 204-478-6031.

Sponsorship Package is available by clicking here. 

Presenting Sponsor

Past Marian Award Recipients

2018

Dr. Diane Clare '69

Cheryl Prokopanko (Balaberda '72)

Brigitte Sandron (Van Ginkel '77)

Melissa Serbin '01

2017

The Class of 1965

2016

Marylyn Gibney, SNJM

Susanne Parent '81

2015

Gwen Buccini (Pucci ’67)

Marianna Carol Hryniuk-Adamov ’72

2014

Leanne Boyd '69

Kellie O'Rourke '76

2013

Dr. Leisha Strachan ’92

Janine Stephens (Hanson ’01)

2012

Crystal Kolt (Klapecki '78)

R.H. (Bob) Vandewater

2011

Barbara Clubb '65

Ann Hodges '82

 

2010

Christine Butterill (Keegan '60)

Susan Devine '68

2009

Kimberly Prost '76

2008

Stella Jo Dean (Kozak '43)

Joan Harland (Gr. 11 '32 and SMA College '33)

Rekha Malaviya '83

Alaina Prokopchuk '98

2007

Noelle Bowles '91

Mary Holmen (Whytehead '71)

Rev. Carol Fletcher '79

Carol Stone (Parson '62)

2006

Margaret Brett (Hetke '65)

Pattie Moore (Delabbio '69)

William and Stella English and family

2005

Eira Friesen (Charles '36)

Lesley Sacouman, SNJM '63

SMA Alumnae Association

SMA Parents’ Guild