Caritas Award Dinner 2017-04-25T13:32:24+00:00

2017 Caritas Award Recipient

Conrad Wyrzykowski

A man of dignity, compassion, faith and courage was honoured by the Catholic Foundation on April 20th 2017 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Conrad Wyrzykowski is a quiet, humble man of exceptional public service. His philanthropy and personal service are an example to us all. We, at the Catholic Foundation are honoured to recognize his good works for the people of Manitoba and encourage others to follow in his footsteps.

About the Dinner

Caritas – the love of God and neighbour which leads to true Christian charity, care and concern. The annual Caritas Award Dinner honours those who have made outstanding contributions towards others and the fabric of life in Manitoba.

The Foundation held the inaugural Caritas Award Dinner in 1979 to honour organizations or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of the citizens of the Province of Manitoba, to the Catholic community, or provided exceptional service in support of Catholic values, works and causes. Past recipients include bishops, religious orders, laypersons and other clergy, service organizations and outstanding community leaders.

For the first six years of the Dinner, the proceeds helped to build up the value of the general Capital Fund. Since then, the proceeds of the Caritas Dinner have been used to offset the modest operating costs of the Foundation in order to maximize funds available for grants.

In the course of honouring organizations and individuals who have been exemplars of caring leadership and service in all of Manitoba, the Caritas Dinner has become a time of celebration for Catholics from all dioceses. In so doing, the dinner has become the preeminent celebration of the broader Catholic community in Manitoba.


Ticket Price: $95

Tables are seated in groups of ten. All seating will be pre-assigned. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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Past Recipients

Year Award Recipient
2017 Conrad Wyrzykowski
2016 Service of all consecrated men in Manitoba
2015 Service of all consecrated women in Manitoba
2014 Actionmarguerite, Holy Family Home, and St. Joseph’s Residence
2013 Honouring the memory of the blessed Nykyta Budka & 100 years of Ukrainian Catholic Church in Manitoba
2012 The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions
2011 St. Amant
2010 Most Reverend James Weisgerber Ph.L., S.T.L., D.D Archbishop of Winnipeg
2009 L’Arche Winnipeg
2008 Marymound Inc. and the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
2007 Catholic Schools of Manitoba
2006 The Knights of Columbus of Manitoba
2005 Dr. Jaroslaw Barwinsky
2004 The Missionary Oblate Sisters of St. Boniface
2003 The Northern Bishops:
Archbishop Peter Sutton and Bishop Reynald Rouleau
2002 Rossbrook House
2001 Leo Mol
2000 Missionaries of Charity Sisters of Winnipeg
1999 The Misericordia Sisters
1998 Archbishop Leonard J. Wall
1997 Pauline Dyrkacz,
Céline Houde;
Patricia Soenen,
Madeline Spence;
Elizabeth Willcock, C.M.
1996 Son Excellence Monseigneur Antoine Hacault
1995 Joseph C. Stangl
1994 Sisters of St. Benedict
1993 The Society of Mary (the Marianists)
1992 Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate (Ukrainian Order)
1991 The Catholic Women’s League of Canada,
Manitoba Provincial Council;
La Ligue féminine catholique du Manitoba;
The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada,
Winnipeg Archeparchy
1990 Roland Couture;
Arthur V. Mauro;
John J. Nowosad
1989 The Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary
1988 The Manitoba Clergy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church
The Redemptorist Fathers;
The Order of St. Basil-the-Great;
The Secular Priests
1987 The Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
1986 The Oblates of Mary Immaculate
1985 The Grey Nuns of Manitoba
1984 Honourable F.L. “Bud” Jobin Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba
1983 His Eminence George B. Cardinal Flahiff
1982 His Grace Archbishop Maxim Hermaniuk
1981 Edwin Cass, Joseph Donovan, William English
1980 Son Excellence Monseigneur Maurice Baudoux
1979 His Grace Archbishop Philip F. Pocock

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2016 Caritas Dinner

2015 Caritas Dinner

2014 Caritas Dinner

2013 Caritas Dinner

2012 Caritas Dinner

2011 Caritas Dinner

2010 Caritas Dinner

2009 Caritas Dinner