Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to deliver my first member's statement, and I am pleased to take this opportunity to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Donwood Manor Personal Care Home, an important institution serving seniors in the North Kildonan neighbourhood of my riding.
Donwood first opened its doors in 1970 and was founded by members of eight Mennonite Brethren Churches in Winnipeg. The founders recognized the need in the community for subsidized, quality Christian care of seniors and came together to create this incredible organization.
Each time I visit Donwood, I am in awe of the compassion and grace in the quality of care Donwood provides to seniors. It is a place that enables the elderly to transition from their homes to a caring community and to age with dignity and grace.
I would like to acknowledge the dedicated work of Nina Labun, CEO of Donwood Manor, board chair, John Janzen, Brian Loewen, chair of the Donwood Manor Foundation, and the dedicated staff and volunteers.
I congratulate Donwood Manor. It is my honour to formally recognize Donwood in the House of Commons today.