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Aboriginal Music Manitoba's Alan Greyeyes honoured as Future Leader of Manitoba

January 28, 2013

Alan Greyeyes receives a Future Leaders of Manitoba award

Aboriginal Music Manitoba's (AMM) chairperson Alan Greyeyes was honoured with the Future Leaders of Manitoba award in the Arts category at a gala event in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 24. The award recognizes and honours a young Manitoban who is quickly making a name for himself/herself in their field, while, at the same time, also making a concerted effort to give back to the community.

Greyeyes is a member of the Peguis First Nation and works for Manitoba Music. He volunteers as the AMM chairperson and the executive producer of the Aboriginal Music Week festival. Greyeyes is the founding vice-chairperson of the Manito Ahbee Festival and the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. He has also volunteered as a coach for his son's hockey and soccer teams.

The Future Leaders of Manitoba award program is produced by the Future Leaders of Manitoba Council in partnership with the Business Council of Manitoba, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce. It was launched in 2009 and past recipients include the Honourable Kevin Chief, Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities for the Province of Manitoba, Camp Quality's Danielle Weidman, and the North West Company's Dalbir Bains.

Chirstine Cyr (Community Service) and Michael Embury (Business/Professional) also received Future Leaders of Manitoba awards this year.

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