2018 ANNUAL CARITAS AWARD DINNER

April 19, 2018

MANITOBA CATHOLICS GATHER AT WINNIPEG'S RBC CONVENTION CENTRE FOR ANNUAL FUNDRAISING AND AWARDS EVENT

The Catholic Health Association of Manitoba (CHAM) was the honouree at the 2018 annual Caritas Award Dinner hosted by the Catholic Foundation of Manitoba. The recipient of the Foundation's 'Service Award' was André Blondeau, a long-time board member of the Foundation.

For the evening's keynote speaker, the Foundation chose the founder and director of "GWish", Dr. Christina Puchalski.

Metropolitan-Archbishop Lawrence Huculak opened the evening with the Invocation and Prayer for His Holiness, Pope Francis. He also received the Vatican flag at the presentation of the Flags.

A special donation presentation was made the Holy Names House of Peace which "provides a safe home for women in transition" in downtown Winnipeg.

The date of the next annual Caritas Awards Dinner has been set for 11 April 2019.


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