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Kaleidoscope Video Winners Announced at Gala

Released on June 14th 2011

Winnipeg – Tonight two talented groups of students will find out that they have won $500 and a chance to attend a national Gala in Ottawa for their winning entries in the Kaleidoscope Real World Video Challenge. Prizes will be presented in two age categories : 13 and under and 14-18.

The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will announce the winners at its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00pm in the Carol Shields Auditorium of the Millennium Library. The theme this year’s AGM is Celebrating Youth: Making A Difference. MCIC engages thousands of youth on international development issues through conferences and workshops every year.

MCIC will also announce the 2011 winners of the Global Citizenship Award which recognizes graduating Grade 12 students who have helped create a more just and sustainable world through engaging in meaningful global citizenship activities.

“It is amazing to see and hear what young Manitobans are doing as active global citizens” says Janice Hamilton, Executive Director of MCIC. “Manitobans both young and old are very supportive of the work our members do internationally. Last year our members raised over $2.8 million in Manitoba for their international development work.”

The Annual General Meeting will also feature an overview of MCIC’s public engagement work, which directly reached over 19,000 Manitobans in 2010-11. Information will be presented on the distribution of $1.4 million for MCIC members’ international development projects which is funded through MCIC’s Manitoba Government Matching Grant Program. Nominations for the board, the presentation of the Paul LeJeune Volunteer Service Award and a review of audited financial statements will also take place.

MCIC Annual General Meeting
June 14, 2011 – 7:00pm
Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library
251 Donald Street, Winnipeg

The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation is a coalition of over 40 organizations involved in international development. An independent non-profit organization, MCIC is responsible for distributing Government of Manitoba funds designated for international development and emergency relief and rehabilitation and works within Manitoba to build understanding and engagement on international issues.

For more information please contact: Janice Hamilton, MCIC Executive Director
Phone: (204) 987-6420, Cell: (204) 795-2914 , Email: Janice@mcic.ca
MCIC’s Annual Report can be viewed at http://mcic.ca/publications/