Dr. June James announced one of Manitoba’s Women Trailblazers

By on February 1, 2021

WINNIPEGJanuary 28, 2021 – The Nellie McClung Foundation, in partnership with the Winnipeg Free Press announced on the 105th anniversary of most Manitoba women being the first in Canada to receive the right to vote, the recipients of the 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazer awards.

Dr. June M. James, O.M., Hon. Dip.,(RRC)., M.D., FRCPC., Warden at St. Bartholomew Anglican, was the recipient of a Manitoba Women Trailblazer Award given by the Nellie McClung Foundation. In partnership with the Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba 150, and TD these awards are an opportunity to salute the contributions that women have made to social justice, arts, sports, politics, community activities, and promoting democracy while continuing to develop the great province on Manitoba. The Trailblazer Awards honour Nellie McClung’s vision by recognizing the spirit of her life’s work being advanced by women leaders of today or throughout our history.

“The selection committee was overwhelmed with the accomplishments, contributions, and sheer fortitude of all those nominated. It was a very difficult decision for them to select the 150 recipients from the number of women nominated. Truly every woman whose name was put forward is worthy of recognition,” said the Nellie McClung Foundation executive director Dana Driedger. 

View a copy of the official announcement published in the Winnipeg Free Press here.

In lieu of an in-person celebration of the 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazer Awards, the Nellie McClung Foundation will recognize the accomplishments of the recipients through a virtual book to be published this spring. 


  • Sara Krahn

    Sara Krahn is the editor of Rupert’s Land News.

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