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Flor Marcelino, MLA Logan
April 26, 2017

ArtsJunktion

Last night, during National Volunteer Week, individual volunteers, groups and community organizations were recognized and honoured at the 34th Annual Volunteer Awards. Those who won the awards were nominated based on their exceptional contributions to improve our communities and our province.

ArtsJunktion Manitoba, a community-based organization that collects used materials and redistributes them to artists, teachers and crafters, was one of the 30 deserving recipients this year. Located in my constituency, ArtsJunktion is dedicated to serving artists in the city and promoting environmental sustainability. They've not only given budding artists a place to grow, but they've also kept hundreds of pounds of material out of landfills.

Every day, Manitobans of all ages are donating their time, skills and expertise, supporting amazing organizations and causes throughout the province. It's clear that Manitoba's reputation for generosity extends far beyond charitable donations. I'm proud to live in a province that consistently has one of the highest volunteerism rates in the country.

Congratulations to ArtsJunktion and to all nominees and recipients of last night's awards. Your dedication and hard work prove how easy it is to donate your time while doing something you love. Thank you for making Manitoba one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family.

Thank you.