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Advisory Board to the Community Worker

  • Corporate body

The Advisory Social Service Committee was established in 1963 by the Superior Presbytery to help better meet the needs of the Social Service Ministry. The Committee consisted of the Chairman of the local Board of Home Missions Committee, the Chairman of the Board of Evangelism and Social Service Committee, the President of the UCW Presbyterial, and other members appointed by Presbytery. Through this Committee, the Board of Home Missions and the Board of Evangelism and Social Service jointly hired a Social Worker to deal with cases referred by local ministers. These Boards were also responsible for payment of secretarial help. The Social Worker was also responsible for submitting a monthly report. Mrs. J.R. Chalmers was the first Social Worker hired. Her office was located in Wesley United Church.

Advisory Traffic Commission

  • Series 154
  • Corporate body
  • 1936-1954

The Advisory Traffic Commission was founded in 1936, with the passing of By-Law No. 14849. This By-Law was repealed in 1954, with the founding of the City of Winnipeg Traffic Commission. The Advisory Traffic Commission acted in an advisory capacity on all matters of traffic and pedestrian regulation in Winnipeg. Members of the Commission were appointed by Council.

Examples of Advisory Traffic Commission business were:
-Forming a Traffic Squad in the police department.
-Pedestrian control, including limiting crossing to intersections and crosswalks.
-Requests to erect stop signs at intersections.
-Implementing and regulating parking meters.
-Implementing parking bans.
-Implementing and regulating traffic signal systems.
-Regulating street cars.
-Widening streets.
-Turning restrictions.
-Loading zones.

Agassiz Centre for Water Studies

  • agassiz_centre
  • Corporate body
  • 1968-1976

The Agassiz Centre for Water Studies was established in 1968 to assist and coordinate the interdisciplinary study of water resources and utilization in western Canada. Colloquia and seminars were sponsored in cooperation with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. In 1969 the Centre's administration was reorganized and steering, publications and conference committees were formed. By 1972 research topics and programs began to range widely - so much so that some were considered peripheral to the main thrust for the Centre's existence. As a result, the Centre's terms of reference were revised and tightened. By 1975 the Centre was working on the last year of a five-year grant from the Inland Water Directorate of the Department of the Environment and was having difficulty getting approvals for research projects that were deemed not a priority by the department. A proposal was put forward to radically alter the internal structure and research direction of the Centre. However, by this time, the Centre was no longer considered a viable enterprise and it began an orderly wind-down of its ongoing research. The Centre effectively terminated operations on December 31, 1976.

Age and Opportunity Inc.

  • age-opportunity
  • Corporate body
  • 1957-

From 1992 to 1995 the Stradbrook Senior Centre in Winnipeg offered a course for seniors on how to write their life story. This course was offered under the auspices of Age and Opportunity, a non-profit organization established in Manitoba in 1957, which aids seniors in a variety of ways beneficial to their daily life. These courses were taught by Tanya Lester. In 2002 the "Writing your Life Story" class continued to be offered on a thrice yearly basis, but was no longer taught by Tanya Lester.

Aging in Manitoba Longitudinal Study

  • Corporate body
  • 1971-2007

The Aging in Manitoba Longitudinal Study began in 1971 under the direction of Dr. Betty Havens, and was initially run through Manitoba Health and then through the University of Manitoba. It was funded by the provincial and federal governments. A.I.M. was a large-scale longitudinal panel study of older adults in Manitoba that included nearly 9000 participants throughout the province. The design of the study included three independent cross-sectional samples that were conducted in 1971, 1976, and 1983. These samples were subsequently followed in 1983-1984, 1990, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2006. The interviews collected information on socio-demographic, social psychological, physical and mental health status and functioning, economics, leisure activities, care and support networks and consumption of services. Overall, A.I.M provided both cross-sectional and longitudinal data that represent 30 years of research on the experience of aging for older Manitobans. Research using A.I.M data has addressed such issues as social isolation and loneliness, self-perceived financial security, self-perceived health status, use of physical services, successful aging, formal and informal social support and care, and sample mortality. Dr. Betty Havens was the director and principal investigator of the Aging in Manitoba study from its inception in 1971 to her death in 2005, whereupon leadership of the study passed to Dr. Barbara Payne. The Aging in Manitoba Longitudinal Study concluded in 2007.

Agressive Bible Class

  • Corporate body

The Aggressive Bible Class was an adult organization for men and women, which included a teacher, president, secretary, treasurer, card secretary, and Social and Programme Convenors. It was Trinity's oldest organization. The meetings were held monthly and consisted of singing and Bible Study. They also sent birthday and sympathy cards to members of the congregation. Because of declining membership, the group disbanded after their September 24, 1971 meeting. Eight hymnbooks were bought for the church with the money left over in the bank account

Agricore Cooperative Ltd.

  • agricore_cooperative
  • Corporate body
  • 1998-2001

Agricore Cooperative Ltd. was created November 1, 1998, through the friendly merger of Alberta Wheat Pool Ltd. and Manitoba Pool Elevators. It existed for only three years, then merged with United Grain Growers to form Agricore United in November 2001. Before the merger, it was one of the largest agribusinesses in Western Canada. Moreover, as Agricore United is a publicly traded company, Agricore can be seen as the last of the farmer-owned cooperatives, a movement that significantly altered prairie-farming practices in the twentieth century. Agricore officially began operations on November 1, 1998. Extensive preparations were made to ensure that a seamless transition occurred when the two historic cooperatives became one new entity. Winnipeg was selected as the head office and staff was shifted accordingly. In late 1999, Agricore weathered its first serious crisis when the cooperative's unionized staff went on strike. The next year and a half saw Agricore expand its business in a variety of ways including the establishment of high throughput elevators in Elva, Manitoba and at the junctions of highway 3 and 14 between Morden and Winkler, in Manitoba. Though wheat and grain prices in 1999-2000 reached historic lows, Agricore managed to increase earnings and further enhance its reputation as one of western Canada's most influential agribusinesses. On July 30, 2001, Agricore announced that the boards of both UGG and Agricore had unanimously agreed to a merger that would create a new company, Agricore United, which would be modeled after UGG's share structure. On November 1, 2001, the merger took place and Agricore, the last of the prairie cooperatives, ceased to exist.

Agricore United

  • agricore_united
  • Corporate body
  • 2001-2007

On July 30, 2001, Agricore announced that the boards of both United Grain Growers and Agricore Cooperative had unanimously agreed to a merger that would create a new company, Agricore United, which would be modeled after UGG's share structure. On November 1, 2001, the merger took place and Agricore, the last of the prairie cooperatives, ceased to exist.Since the merger, Agricore United became the largest agribusiness in western Canada dealing in grains, oilseeds, special crops, marketing, agri-products, agri-food processing, and feed manufacturing. The merger also allowed for a greater ability to access public markets for additional capital. The company has weathered adverse growing conditions like drought and floods in various parts of western Canada, low grain stocks, and growing competition from international markets. While offering farmers management services like financing, risk management, agronomic expertise, and access to end-use markets, Agricore United has been able to capitalize on a wider system of developed infrastructure networks of port terminals, country elevators, and farm service centres. Built on the foundation of Agricore United and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Viterra was formed in 2007 through a merger.Refer to the finding aids for earlier history of United Grain Growers Ltd. and Agricore Cooperative Ltd.

Aiello, Salvatore

  • BD; PHA
  • Person
  • 1944-1995

Salvatore Aiello was born in Herkimer, New York. He starting tap and modern dance at the age of seven and began ballet at the age of fifteen. He joined the American Festival Ballet Company, and after college graduation and training at the Boston Conservatory of Music, he joined the Joffrey Ballet. He became a charter member and soloist for the Harkness Ballet after Joffrey folded. He performed with the Harkness Ballet for five years and then was principal dancer for the Andre Eglevsky Ballet. During this time he also taught jazz and classic dance and choreographed his first piece, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, for children.
He performed as a guest artist with the Ballet Celeste and the Alvin Ailey Company before joining the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1971 as a soloist. He became principal dancer the following year. He left to dance with the Hamburg State Opera Ballet in 1973, but returned to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1975. In 1977, he also held the position of regisseur. The following year he became one of three Associate Artistic Directors at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, but left in 1979 to become Associate Director / Ballet Master and resident choreographer at the North Carolina Dance Theatre. He was promoted to Artistic Director in 1985, and held that position until his death on October 14, 1995 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Aikenhead, David Campbell

  • Person
  • 13 July 1891-27 Jan 1973

Education: MD(Man)1916; FRCP(C)1951

Positions: Hon Demonstator in Anaesthetics, 1921; Lect in Clin Surgery (Anaes), 1926; Head, Dept of Anaes, 1935, Asst Prof (Anaes)

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