In Conversation with Trailblazers

Speaker Series


Susan Thompson
September 10, 2018, Winnipeg, MB

Susan Thompson is a well-known and highly regarded leader. With a wealth of experience and a highly engaging personality, Susan is a mentor for all those who know her. Susan was a business leader and entrepreneur over a 15-year period as business owner of Birt Saddlery, located in downtown Winnipeg. Susan led the City of Winnipeg through two terms as the Mayor. She has served as a diplomat as the Consul General for Canada, Minneapolis. As the founding President and CEO of The University of Winnipeg Foundation, she provided a high level of commitment to her community. She continued her commitment to her community as Executive Consultant for the Winnipeg Art Gallery to help raise $65 million for the WAG’s exciting new Inuit Art Centre.

‘Let Them Howl’ Play performed by Future Trailblazers
January 20, 2018

The Nellie McClung Foundation sponsored the writing of a very successful reading play, Let Them Howl by Sharon Bajer. Part of the mandate of the The Nellie McClung Foundation is to educate future generations to the importance of the legacy of Nellie McClung: human rights, the importance of holding office; and securing and exercising the right to vote. The encore performance of the play will be performed by future trailblazers.