Convention 2024


Leading Forward for ALL Students

March 21 & 22, 2024 - Victoria Inn & Conference Centre, Winnipeg

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The Manitoba School Boards Association’s 60th Annual Convention was held March 21 & 22 in Winnipeg. Day 1 was dedicated to professional development followed by the President's Banquet. Resolutions were debated and association business was conducted on Day 2. Visit the Governance page to view the 2024-25 Provincial Executive.

Program Highlights

Darci Lang set the tone for the annual convention with an opening keynote address. Darci is the author of a “four-book 90% philosophy series that helps you focus, live, lead and embrace your life journey to the fullest. This one simple concept continues to keep her upright and grounded and has proven to be a life-changer, which she has shared with tens of thousands”.

A variety of workshops were offered on Thursday to round out the first day. Elections for provincial executive positions and the business of the Association took place on Friday. The recipients of the Association’s popular recognition and award programs (retiring executive, trustee long service, Presidents’ Council) were honoured at various points throughout the two days. 

The annual convention concluded with an open forum with the Hon. Nello Altomare, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning.

Networking Nook

Delegates were invited to meet other trustees and MSBA staff at the Networking Nook, an informal gathering spot open throughout the convention. This area offered information, conversation space, and the opportunity to join with others as MSBA celebrated the annual convention's 60th anniversary. During both Friday health breaks, three regions specifically were encouraged to gather in The Nook to meet up, but all were welcome to enjoy the space. Name tags were colour-coded to easily identify regions.

Recognition of Achievement

Each year at its Annual Convention, MSBA honours long-serving trustees and exemplary individuals. This year inspiring students will be recognized in a separate event.   More information about MSBA's awards program can be found by visiting the Awards page. 


The Victoria Inn & Conference Centre in Winnipeg was the conference hotel. 


Trustees are encouraged to volunteer to serve on the Convention Planning Committee. Complete the Volunteer Committee Form and we will contact you. New volunteers are needed to provide a fresh perspective to all aspects of planning the annual convention.

Planning CommitteeNominating CommitteeResolutions Committee
Fred Kelesnik, Red River ValleyFloyd Martens, Mountain ViewFloyd Martens, Mountain View
Penny Helgason, EvergreenAlan Campbell, Interlake Robert Rivard, Seine River
Theresa Bergson, Seine RiverRobert Rivard, Seine RiverAlan Campbell, Interlake
Leifa Misko, Mountain View Henk Warnar-Brown, SD of Mystery Lake
Jack Bogaski, Lord SelkirkJack Bogaski, Lord Selkirk
Janis Arnold, MSBA StaffJosh Watt, MSBA staff