The Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarey Zedek is pleased to present guest speaker, Jordan Bighorn, one of the five recipients of the 2014 Manitoba Hero Awards. This award was received at an Annual Gala last September at the Fairmont Hotel, and was chaired by Paul Bennet, former Blue Bomber.
Born in Seattle, Washington of the Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux community, and with a strong Lakota heritage, Jordan's life path has led him to make his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the name of which - Manitoh Ahbee, "the place where the Creator sits" - he feels denotes a mysterious nexus of potential, inspiration, and a vision of what is possible when unity is established between all avenues of life.
Jordan is Program Manager for CEDA Pathways to Education, and won the Hero award primarily for his work in co-developing a program called Mino Bimaadiziwin, which helps First Nations youth to graduate from high school, supporting them as they begin to transform the generational cycles that have hindered growth in the lives of their families. He is also a member of the Baha'i Faith, finding is basic beliefs and spiritual convictions follow hand in hand with his career, particularly in the service and uplifting of these Winnipeg communities.
Upon receiving his award, Jordan told CBC, "I feel like this work is so critical because if I desire for my own children to have a brighter future - if I desire in my golden years, if I make it that far, to have a future I desire - it's gong to be in the hands of our youth today."
This program promises to be an inspirational and very relevant event. Chaired by Simone Cohen.
Please reserve by Monday, May 4. $30 per person.
Menu: Salad - Romaine and mixed greens with peach, roasted beets, red onions, feta and toasted pecans with Honey lemon herb vinaigrette; Entree - Pan seared salmon with grapefruit beurre blank, fondant potatoes and grilled asparagus; Vegetarian Option - Grilled vegetable lasagna with garlic bread sticks; Dessert - White chocolate pistachio cheesecake with ginger snap crust, mixed berry compote and decorative tuille.
Everyone is welcome - Women and men of all faiths and backgrounds.