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Tuesday October 24, 2023: 6:30 pm (Wpg.) Guest Speaker: David Leis

In this Blog Post you will find the Agenda and your Zoom Link to Join Us!

As we gather once again for another enlightening Tuesday Zoom meeting, we are thrilled to introduce our esteemed guest speaker for October 24, 2023. Mr. David Leis, Vice-President for Development and Engagement at the Frontier Centre For Public Policy, will join us to explore a topic of utmost importance: "The Power of the Vote, and How Canadian Institutions Failed us during the Covid-19 pandemic."

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This Weeks Agenda

  1. Introductions (New Members) ( 2min)

    1. Hands Up since you fit in so well, we have trouble knowing!

  2. News From the Week (10 Min)

    1. Manitoba Press Release (Manitoba Stronger together).

    2. Where are We At With Membership

    3. We are working on Fleshing Out all of the Organizational Details

    4. Christine Anderson Tour in Winnipeg (Barbara Bendera)

    5. Update on Brandon School Board Elections (Kevin Smith)

  3. Presentation by David Leis (30 min)

    1. The Power of an Individual's Vote

    2. What is It All About

    3. Questions

  4. General Discussion of New Upcoming "Awakening Democracy Tours" Chris Riddell (10 min)

    1. Where and When

    2. Looking for Volunteers

    3. Stonewall, Lać Du Bonnett, Lorette, Steinbach

    4. Lorette Postponed until New Year

    5. Lac du Bonnet November 26, 2023 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

  5. Upcoming Speakers (5 min)

    1. I am Away for Two Weeks, so Chris and Barbara will be doing the Meetings

  6. Upcoming Events for this Week (5 Min)

    1. Live Events coming Up

      1. We are working on "MST 101" Course of Instruction on the How to Volunteer with MST

      2. Next Regular Scheduled Weekly Live Meeting in Selkirk Library (Tuesdays October 24, 2023 6:30 pm) Chris Dubeski

      3. Lac Du Bonnet Tour November 26.

      4. Live Zoom Meetings in Steinbach, Selkirk and Dauphin? Times and locations

      5. At the suggestion of Phylis Wheaton we are looking to start a letter writing campaign to MLA's, letters to each of the MLA's introducing MST and inviting them to our Zoom either as an attendee or a speaker. Great Idea!

      6. Volunteers for the BLOG; Researchers; District leaders posted on the website under

      7. Would like to get a volunteer to monitor and report on the Manitoba Legislature, upcoming bills, shinanigans in the house, could be a regular feature

    2. New Blog Posts

  7. Open Discussion, Ken Calls On You (3)

Please join on time, we start and finish on time.

Usually I am in the chat ten minutes before the start of the meeting!


Bakcgrounder for Guest Speaker


Meet Our Distinguished Guest: Mr. David Leis

David Leis is a passionate advocate for public policy and a seasoned expert in his field. He is deeply committed to the mission of the Frontier Centre For Public Policy, which seeks to improve the lives of all Canadians through thoughtful and effective public policy.

With a rich background spanning industry, government, First Nations, and education, David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. His academic pursuits have taken him to renowned institutions, including Waterloo, Ryerson, Toronto, and Queen's University, where he earned his Masters in Public Policy.

What truly sets David apart is his profound love for Canada and his unwavering belief in the promise of the "True North Strong and Free." His 25 years of policy analysis experience, combined with a deep understanding of the history of totalitarianism and the frailties of democracies, make him the perfect voice to explore the power of the vote and its role in safeguarding democracy and freedom in Canada.

Join Us for an Evening of Insight

We invite each and every one of you to join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 6:30 pm Winnipeg time, for what promises to be an enlightening and thought-provoking discussion. David Leis will shed light on the vital role our votes play in securing democracy and preserving our cherished freedoms.

At Manitoba Stronger Together, we believe that informed citizens are the cornerstone of a thriving democracy. David's insights will empower us to understand how Canadian institutions have fared during the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic and how we, as engaged citizens, can make a difference.

Don't Miss Out on this Important Discussion

Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us on Zoom for an evening that could shape the way you view your role in our great nation. The power of the vote is in your hands, and together, we can create a brighter future for Canada.

Thank you for being part of our vibrant and engaged community. We look forward to seeing you on October 24, 2023, as we explore "The Power of the Vote" with Mr. David Leis.

Save the Date:

Ken Drysdale and the Manitoba Stronger Together Team


Information for First Timers!


Unite and Ignite: Join us for our Engaging Tuesday Evening Gathering!

At Manitoba Stronger Together, we deeply value our members' time and commitment to our cause. As a testament to this respect, we have made a dedicated effort to keep our weekly Tuesday evening meetings strictly to 60 minutes.

We understand the importance of balancing civic engagement with other responsibilities in our members' lives. By efficiently utilizing this time, we ensure that each minute spent in the meeting is productive, purposeful, and impactful. Our commitment to maintaining a concise and engaging gathering exemplifies our dedication to empowering our community without imposing unnecessary burdens on our valued members. Together, we maximize the value of each moment, propelling our mission forward and creating a united front for a stronger and prosperous Manitoba.


What You Can Expect at Our Meetings?

1. Warm Welcomes and Introductions:

Our meetings begin with warm smiles and enthusiastic introductions, as new faces join familiar ones. The spirit of camaraderie and shared purpose fills the air, reminding us of the power of coming together as one.

2. Update on Progress:

The leadership team shares the latest developments within our organization. We are elated to report significant growth in our membership numbers, reaffirming our belief in the importance of responsible governance and community empowerment.

3. A Dynamic Guest Speaker:

Each evening we welcome a special guest speaker who speaks to our membership about topics that are of special interest. Their expertise sheds light on critical issues affecting our province, urging us to keep striving for a better tomorrow.

Do you know someone who would be a great guest speaker? Email us with the name and contact information.

4. Open Dialogue and Discussion:

One of the highlights of the evening is the lively and engaging discussion that follows the guest presentation. Members actively share their insights, opinions, and ideas on pressing subjects that demand our attention. Through respectful dialogue, we reinforce the importance of transparent communication and active civic participation. Remember our 60 minute Deadline! If you cannot speak this week, there is always next, and you can contact us by email through the website.

5. Building Solidarity:

Throughout these meetings, the sense of solidarity is encouraged, fuelling our commitment to fostering a united Manitoba. We discovered that, like the bison herds that once roamed freely, our collective strength lies in standing together, unyielding in the face of challenges.

6. Embracing the Road Ahead:

With each meeting you will feel your spirit soar with the knowledge that we are on the right path. Together, we are building a movement that empowers citizens and redefines the political landscape. The journey may be challenging, but we stand unwavering, ready to create a brighter future for our beloved province.

Join Us Next Tuesday, and every Tuesday:

We extend a heartfelt invitation to all citizens who share our vision of responsible governance, community empowerment, and unity. Our Tuesday regular meetings are more than just gatherings; they are catalysts for positive change.


Exciting news at Manitoba Stronger Together!

We have recently added a dynamic "Schedule of Events" section on our homepage (bottom of page), where you can conveniently review and stay updated on our upcoming guest speakers and other important gatherings. This schedule serves as your go-to resource for planning your engagement with our community.

While we are diligently working on optimizing the schedule for mobile devices, we encourage you to view it on a desktop or tablet for the best experience.

Together, we look forward to exploring a multitude of impactful events that unite us in our mission for responsible governance and community empowerment. Mark your calendars, and let's embark on this journey together!

We can also use this schedule to update members on upcoming events that our membership may be participating in.


What Our Logo Means

The logo for Manitoba Stronger Together incorporates elements that symbolize unity, community, and the strength of the bison.

  1. Bison Icon: Is a silhouette of a stylized representation of a bison, symbolizing strength, resilience, and unity. The bison is depicted in a side stance, representing progress and moving together as a community.

  2. The vertical stripes: represent that the movement includes all people from all walks of life, all beliefs and all political affiliations.

  3. The Horizontal Connecting Lines: across the bison represent the connections and interdependence of community members, emphasizing the concept of being stronger together.

  4. Blue Tones: The blue in the logo design represents growth, harmony, and the natural beauty of Manitoba's landscapes.

  5. Dynamic Font: We choose a strong and modern bold font for the organization's name "Manitoba Stronger Together" to convey a sense of confidence and forward-thinking.


Let us continue to unite, ignite our passions, and work towards building a stronger and united Manitoba. Together, we will shape the future we want and deserve.

Keep an eye out for our next meeting announcement, and let us walk this transformative journey as one!

Stay united, stay empowered, and stay strong!

In solidarity,

The Manitoba Stronger Together Team

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