b"AWARDS OF EXCELLENCEThe LRSD Communications Team took home three awards for the Manito Ahbee Aki launch campaign in the 2021 Canadian Public Relations Society Awards of Excellence: Canadian Digital Communications Campaignof the Year - Bronze Best Use of Media Relations: Small Budget - Bronze New Product or Service Launch - Bronze The National Awards of Excellence salute outstandingpublic relations campaigns, internal and external programs,and tactics. A True Poster ChildNevada Khan, a Grade 8 student at Nordale School, wasan athlete ambassador for the 2022 Special Olympics.Nevada has been involved in a number of sports in the Special Olympics program since she was 7, including curling, gymnastics, swimming and track and field. She was featuredin fundraising campaign materials in Sobeys and Safewaystores across Manitoba!Making it HappenGreg Kiesman, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, won the Making it Happen Award from the Manitoba Association of Education Technology Leaders, which recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the integration, promotion and advocacy of education technology in Manitoba. Taking Action to Support UkraineTo support those affected by the invasion and ongoing war in Ukraine, the LRSD Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team donated $12,000 from the division's International Student Program revenue to the Canadian Red Cross and its Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. Staff and students throughout the division took the initiative to host school fundraisers by selling crafts, plants, baking and more to bring LRSDs total donation to $24,280. A special thank you to Polina Pechenenko and Olha Boltushenko, Grade 12 students at Dakota Collegiate Institute (DCI) from Ukraine,who shared their stories with the community to inspire action.Recognized Nationally An Inaugural HonourTwo members of LRSD were honoured at the Canadian Teachers' Federation's (CTF/FCE) Annual General Meeting. Marisa St. Godard, a student at Glenlawn Collegiate,Chickadee Richard, member of LRSD's Council ofwas presented with the inaugural Jules Lavallee Memorial Grandmothers and Grandfathers, was celebrated for herBursary. The award recognizes a graduating Indigenous contributions to public education in Canada with thestudent who has developed/shared their gifts to fulfill Indigenous Elder Recognition.goals and aspirations in relation to their selves, families and communities.Michelle Jean-Paul, Divisional Principal of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Services, received the CTF/FCE Special Recognition Award for meritorious service to education and the teaching profession. 19"