Turning Trauma to Motivation

Building Strength, Confidence, and Community: The Journey of Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller

The greatest lesson Waneek Horn-Miller ever learned was that “anything is possible.” Suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome after being stabbed at the age of fourteen, she could have recoiled from life. Instead, she embraced it like never before. On stage, she traces the powerful journey she took from beleaguered youth to star Olympic athlete to one of the most articulate and vibrant voices in Canada today. A model of perseverance, good-natured humour, and soulful wisdom, Horn-Miller inspires audiences to follow their own dreams, fight for their heritage, and achieve their full potential in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Hosted by The Winnipeg Foundation in partnership with the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council and the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sports Achievement Centre.

DATE: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020

TIME: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Program at 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Manitoba Theatre for Young People, #2 Forks Market Road

This is a free event. All are welcome.

Registration and ticket required. Limited seating. Attendance must be confirmed.

Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 is a snapshot of life in Winnipeg. It measures the vitality of our community, identifying significant needs and trends by combining research with the results of community surveys and conversations.

From the report emerged four key themes:

RECONCILIATION

LONG-TIME WINNIPEGGERS

ARE MORE LIKELY TO THINK OUR CITY IS DOING ENOUGH TO ADDRESS RECONCILIATION.

BELONGING

ONE
OUT OF FOUR

WINNIPEGGERS HAVE FELT UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE OF DISCRIMINATION.

WELL-BEING

64%

OF WINNIPEGGERS FEEL STRESS ABOUT PERSONAL FINANCES.

THE LINES THAT DIVIDE

60%

OF WINNIPEGGERS KNOW THEIR NEIGHBOURS WELL ENOUGH TO ASK FOR HELP.