Manitoba Métis Heritage Fund Partnering with St. Boniface Hospital Foundation for Embracing our Beginnings Gala

Winnipeg, MB – Today the Manitoba Métis Heritage Fund (MMHF) and Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) announced their partnership with St. Boniface Hospital Foundation for its 2019 Gala, Embracing our Beginnings.

“We are pleased to partner with St. Boniface Hospital Foundation in support of their Youth BIOLab program,” said Denise Thomas, Chair, Manitoba Métis Heritage Fund. “With one in five youth in Manitoba identifying as Indigenous, funds raised will support their success in science related courses and help build capacity in health-related professions.”

“The RBC Youth BIOlab Jeunesse provides unique learning opportunities to students around Manitoba,” said Vince Barletta, CEO, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. “This important support from the Manitoba Metis Federation will provide Métis youth with meaningful connections to science that will engage them in learning more about health research and medicine. St. Boniface Hospital Foundation is grateful to both the Manitoba Métis Heritage Fund and the Manitoba Metis Federation for choosing to partner with us in 2019.”

“Embracing our Beginnings” will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2019 at the Hotel Fort Garry in Winnipeg. All proceeds raised will directly support the RBC Youth BIOlab Jeunesse.

Sponsorship information for the Gala is now available on the MMF website, the MMHF website or by contacting


Believe in Yourself; Believe in Métis.

The Manitoba Métis Heritage Fund (MMHF) is the charitable organization of the Manitoba Métis Federation. In its 3rd year, the MMHF has been able to raise support for The Children’s Hospital Foundation and Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation.

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

The Youth BIOlab Jeuness at St. Boniface Hospital Research is North America’s most unique biomedical teaching lab focused on community outreach to inspire youth towards a love for science and discovery.

For media information, please contact:

Barney Morin
Communications Coordinator
Manitoba Metis Federation
Phone: 204- 586-8474
Cell: 204-391-0717


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