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Memorable Manitobans: Mrs. J. R. McDonald (?-?)

Community activist.

She spent most of her life in Winnipeg. She was active with the volunteer bureau during the Second World War and with such organizations as YWCA, Logan Neighbourhood House, day centres, and Age and Opportunity Bureau. She was a Sunday School teacher and was active with Canadian Girls In Training (CGIT). She was appointed moderator of the Red River Valley Association of the Baptist Church and was, as of 1968, the only woman to serve as President of the Baptist Convention of Western Canada. In 1968, she was given a Golden Boy Award for meritorious service to Manitoba.

Sources:

“10 Manitobans get Golden Boy Awards”, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1968.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2009

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