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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Manitobans. On Lists.

A half-dozen Manitobans found themselves on a couple of significant rosters yesterday.

Non-B.C. Beaver, not real hockey sticks. Click for sources

First off, the men's Olympic* (
*© International Olympic Committee. Protected by copyright, trademark and similar laws in Canada and internationally, and are subject to various copyright and trademark registrations and applications in Canada and internationally - just being carefullll) hockey team.

Jonathan Toews will take to the ice. Behind the scenes will be: Pat O'Neill from the Canucks - one of two equipment managers; athletic trainer Jim Ramsey from the Rangers and Hockey Canada Media Relations Exec André Brin hailing from St. B.

Here's the full roster.

Good luck, lads ! The country will be watching you with glowing hearts* (ohhh,
I forgot...
*© International Olympic Committee. Protected by copyright, trademark and similar laws in Canada and internationally, and are subject to various copyright and trademark registrations and applications in Canada and internationally).

Manitobans fared just as well on the other roster announced today - the appointments to the Order of Canada.

Getting the 'O.C.' and nifty lapel pin will be:

The Hon. Gary Filmon (Officer): For his contributions to public office and to the province of Manitoba, as well as for his continuing leadership on numerous provincial and national boards, committees and organizations.

Burton Cummings (Officer): For his contributions as a musician, singer and songwriter, both with the Guess Who and as a solo artist, as well as for his support of numerous fundraising initiatives across Canada.

Neil Young (Officer): For his contributions as one of Canada’s greatest musical talents whose unique voice and iconic songs have influenced generations of musicians, and for his support of educational and charitable organizations.

In all, there are 57 new appointees; 25 Officers and 32 Members. Their roster can be found here.

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