Manitoba Metis Federation Launching Social Media Campaign to get Kai Madsen the Order of Manitoba

January 16, 2018



January 16, 2018


Manitoba Metis Federation Launching Social Media Campaign
to get Kai Madsen the Order of Manitoba


Winnipeg, MB –Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand is formally nominating Kai Madsen for the Order of Manitoba this month. He is looking to the public to sign a petition of support.


“Kai is a shining light in the community,” said President Chartrand. “His dedication to all the people of Winnipeg is a gift and he deserves to be formally recognized for his continued efforts over these past several decades.”


Today the MMF is launching a social media campaign asking citizens of Winnipeg to share the video it made as well as to sign and share the online petition. Watch for the video on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #GetKaitheOM to help spread the word. The online petition link is


Kai Madsen is well known in Winnipeg for his work with the Christmas Cheer Board, sometimes known as the Santa of Winnipeg. The MMF believes Kai Madsen deserves the Order of Manitoba because he has worked tirelessly for almost 50 years providing 18,000 Christmases to families.


“Kai’s genuine goodness and positivity reaches every corner of Winnipeg. I believe he is an exemplary nominee for the Order of Manitoba,” said President Chartrand.


The MMF is collecting signatures for nomination until January 30. The Order of Manitoba Council considers the nominations and it puts forward a list of individuals to the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. The Council is made of up of presidents of Manitoba post-secondary institutions, the Chief Justice of Manitoba, Clerk of the Executive Council and no more than six members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor.




Believe in Yourself; Believe in Métis.


The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.


For media information, please contact:


Lindsay Ridgley

Director of Communications

Manitoba Metis Federation

Phone: (204) 586-8474

Cell: (204) 806-4752


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