Residents of Distinction

Resident of Distinction Award

The Glenboro Community Development Corporation sponsors the annual Resident of Distinction award.  Residents of Glenboro and area all qualify for this award.  Nominations are taken from the public, and the recipient is announced  at the GCDC annual meeting early in the new year.

There are no set criteria for someone to be eligible for nomination.  Anyone that an individual or community group feels has made a significant contribution to the community this year or in previous years is eligible to be nominated.  The Development Corporation just wants to know why you think they should be nominated .  Also remember if you have nominated someone in the past and wish to have this nomination reactivated please give Chris a call as she has all previous nominees on file.

Nomination forms are available from Chris Tanasichuk, EDO, Glenboro Community Development Corporation, PO Box 296, Glenboro, MB, R0K 0X0

Or reply in writing, using the following guidelines:
Name of Nominee,
Nominated By,
Reason for Nomination (200 words or less)

  2011 – Lorelie Mitchell
Lorelie’s career has involved both teaching and working in veterinary research. Upon returning to Glenboro in 1999, Lorelie’s contributions to the local community include her role as the Treasurer of the Glenboro and Area
Foundation, Treasurer of the Raystone Centre, as well as Treasurer for both the Glenboro Lutheran Church and the Argyle Lutheran Parish.  She organizes the annual bird count in the Glenboro area, is a member of the Brandon Bluebird Society, and has given her time to the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas project.

2010 – Garth McIntyre
Garth moved to Glenboro in 1963 and has been involved in various sports and organizations ever since.  He coached, refereed, and umpired both school and minor sports youth teams.  He was an active member of the Glenboro Canucks Baseball team, the Kinsmen Club, Glenboro Ambulance Services, and currently serves as Deputy Fire Chief of the Glenboro South-Cypress Volunteer Fire Department.  He also teaches different levels of fire training and has set up emergency response teams in Glenboro and throughout the province.

2009 – Theodore Jonsson
Theodore is another one of those people that just materializes out of thin air to help whenever and wherever he can.  Theodore always has had time to lend a hand even while operating his own business.  Did you need scaffolding? A table or chairs fixed?  Did you need to borrow a tool or just need that little piece of wood or cable?  Have you needed someone to work the gate at the Fairgrounds, climb a ladder at the Theatre, sell a book of tickets?  Theodore was there and now, with more time on his hands, will probably be there even more.

 2008 – Ellen Rawlings
Ellen was nominated by the Glenboro Health Auxiliary for her many, many years of service to the seniors as well as the residents of this community and for her multitude of volunteer efforts including  delivering “meals on wheels”, donating her time to the Ag Society, the Centennial Committee, and many other community fund-raising activities.  She is an active charter member of the Glenboro Memorial Hospital Aid since it was formed in 1947.  Along with giving her efforts to the Hospital Aid and teaching 4-H for a number of years, she also worked in her chosen profession as a nurse at the Glenboro Hospital and shared her love and talent for music with the congregations of the Glenboro Lutheran and United Church choirs.


  2007 – Roy Wallis
Roy has been instrumental in bringing a varied number of services to the area through the operation of Wallis Agencies Ltd.  He is an honorary life member of the Glenboro Golf & Country Club, and had a hand keeping the course running  in the early years.  His involvement with the club  led to the popular “Wallis Agencies Mixed Tournament” which has been one of the club’s main fundraisers for the past two decades. Over the years Roy has been active in the Curling Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Senior Housing Authority.  Roy was the driving force behind the formation of  the Glenboro and Area Foundation (est. 1987), a charitable organization that donates grants back into the community.


 2006 – Stan Oleson
Stan Oleson retired from his position as Secretary-Treasurer of Tiger Hills School Division, but has remained an active member of the community.  He is well respected in the curling community at local, provincial, Canadian and International levels, and is an honorary member of the Glenboro Curling Club serving many years as manager, and having established the successful “Lady Sahara Bonspiel”.  Stan’s dedication to Glenboro’s  baseball  teams resulted in “S.A. Oleson Field” named in his honor.  His many accomplishments include serving as Glenboro’s mayor (70-73) and Secretary-Treasurer (56-64). And anyone who has lived in town knows of Stan’s “fundraising” efforts, from his infamous “hat pools” to his organization of the Glenboro Fun Fair..


 2005 – Don Foster
Anyone who has gone to the theatre in the last few decades knows of  Don’s total commitment to the operation of the Gaiety Theatre.  Don has participated and been involved in the Chamber of Commerce, the Kinsmen and K-40 Clubs, Minor Sports, and Ducks Unlimited, often as treasurer.  During his term as Secretary-Treasurer and later as CEO of the Village of Glenboro, Don has been involved with the Cemetery Committee, the Veterinary Clinic Board and the Glenboro South-Cypress Volunteer Fire Department.  



Congratulations to
 Georgina Anderson

who was inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame as a builder at a dinner on May 2, 2010, in Winnipeg.
Georgina was one of the volunteers who worked towards amalgamating the provincial men’s and women’s curling associations into one organization, now called Curl Manitoba, and was the first female president of the Manitoba Curling Association in 2001-02.  After serving as MCA president, she moved to the Canadian Curling Association board from 2003-2008 when she helped guide the CCA through challenging fiscal times.  While much of her curling accomplishments were in the boardroom, Gerogina qualified for the 1993 Manitoba Scott Tournament of Hearts as lead on the Bev Atkins Manitoba based team, going 0-2 in the modified double-knockout bonspiel eventually won by Brandon’s Lois Fowler.  She also coached her daughter Farrah Anderson to the 1996 provincial junior championship’s B-semifinal.