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Flor Marcelino, MLA Logan
May 18, 2017

Sister Lesley Sacouman

Madam Speaker, today I recognize a phenomenal lady who has helped shape the Logan constituency. Through her dedication to Winnipeg's young people and her passion to help others, she has given hundreds of children and families a place to call home.

Sister Lesley Sacouman has been a positive influence in the lives of many people. In 1976, she co-founded Rossbrook House as a safe home away from home for youth. Today, Rossbrook House has grown and operates a drop-in centre, as well as programs for children and youth. Each year, up to 1,500 participants get to enjoy these programs, including cooking classes, sports and recreational outings.

In 2004, Sister Lesley opened Holy Names House of Peace, a downtown living space for immigrant and refugee women in transition. As the current executive director, she lives and works with people of all walks of life.

Sister Lesley has received many well-deserved honours for her years of good work. Just a few weeks ago, she won the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award for community service, which honours U of M graduates who are outstanding in their professional and personal lives.

Sister Lesley, your love, kindness and compassion have positively touched and made a huge difference in many lives.

Madam Speaker, I ask all members of the House to join me in thanking Sister Lesley for all her passion and dedication to bettering the lives of those around her.