Annual Luncheon 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Reception 11:00 am – Lunch 12:00 pm
Canad Inn Polo Park
Almost 300 people attended the Annual Luncheon
The program of the 2011 Luncheon as an Acrobat file
editor of The Winnipeg Free Press
Get me rewrite, Sweetheart
The first female editor of the Winnipeg Free Press describes the future of newspapers in a web-wise world.
Margo Goodhand is the 14th editor of the 138-year-old Winnipeg Free Press, and the first woman to hold the job.
She joined the newspaper in 1991, where she has held a variety of roles, from columnist to Arts editor to Deputy Editor of special projects. She has edited five books, including the Free Press’s The Hermetic Code, a Manitoba best-seller.
Under her leadership, the newspaper was deemed the nation’s best news organization in 2009 by the Canadian Journalism Foundation. In the last four years, the Free Press has earned four international awards and 16 national awards, including a Michener citation for meritorious journalism in 2009 for its two-year investigation into Manitoba’s child and family services system.
Goodhand is a National Newspaper Board of Governor, a member of the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council, a member of the University of Manitoba’s President’s Advisory Council and a board member of the John W. Dafoe Foundation.
The Master of Ceremonies was
of CBC Radio One's Up To Speed
Larry has been an advocate for the less fortunate during his career. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for his work with the War Amps and has been an advocate for individuals with autism ever since his son Gordon's diagnosis in 1994. From September 2009 until August 2010 Larry worked as a spokesperson for Siloam Mission, advocating on behalf of those experiencing poverty and homelessness.
In his spare time, Larry enjoys time with his family and still plays guitar and sings.
Listen to Larry on Up to Speed, weekdays from 3-6 p.m. on CBC Radio One 89.3 FM / 990 AM.