March 20, 2022 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

Members gathered online to celebrate World Home Economics Day 2022 with the theme How do you build resilient homes and families…. Speakers were Robyn Priest and Charlotte Tooley Sytnyk of Robyn Priest LIVE YOUR TRUTH discussing resiliency through mental health and peer support, and Michelle Ford of the Canadian Red Cross on emergency preparedness. Home Economics Day in Manitoba was proclaimed jointly by the Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Mental Health and Community Wellness.

L-R Back row: Sheila Stark (Past President), Liza Rasmussen (Director of Member Relations), Leanne Sprung (President), Kristen Matwychuk (Director of Communications), Dori Gingera-Beauchemin (Deputy Minister of Agriculture) with L-R Front row: Honourable Sarah Guillemard (Minister of Mental Health and Community Wellness) and Honourable Derek Johnson (Minister of Agriculture)

March 21, 2021 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

Members gathered online to celebrate World Home Economics Day 2021, hearing topics on the IFHE theme Age Friendly Homes & Communities. Home Economics Day in Manitoba was proclaimed by the Honourable Blaine Pedersen, Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development.

March 21, 2020 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development, the Honourable Blaine Pederson, proclaimed March 21, 2020 as Home Economics Day in Manitoba.

March 21, 2019 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

The Minister of Agriculture, the Honorable Ralph Eichler, proclaimed March 21, 2019 as Home Economics Day in Manitoba. Pictured here at the proclamation signing are (l-r): MAHE President Sheila Stark-Perreault, PHEc, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Dori Gingera-Beauchemin, the Honorable Ralph Eichler, and MAHE Director of Member Relations and Past President Diana Mager, PHEc. Photo courtesy of Diana Mager.

On March 20, 2019, members of MAHE and the Manitoba Home Economics Teachers’ Association gathered at McMaster House, Winnipeg, to celebrate with a Ringing Ceremony, Career Pathways Poster Unveiling, and Curated Hat Review (Costume Museum of Canada).

March 21, 2018 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

The Minister of Agriculture, the Honorable Ralph Eichler, proclaimed March 21, 2018 as Home Economics Day in Manitoba. Pictured here at the proclamation signing are (l-r): Arlene Skull, PHEc, Anthony Ngayan, PHEc, the Honorable Ralph Eichler, Debora Durnin-Richards, PHEc, Sheila Stark-Perreault, PHEc (President), Darren Fife, PHEc (Director of Communications), Getty Stewart, PHEc, and Diana Mager, PHEc (Director of Member Relations).

March 21, 2017 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

The Minister of Agriculture, the Honorable Ralph Eichler, proclaimed March 21, 2017 as Home Economics Day in Manitoba. Pictured here is the member celebration in Winnipeg.

March 21, 2016 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, the Honorable Ron Kostyshyn, proclaimed March 21, 2016 as Home Economics Day in Manitoba. Members and guests gathered for a special celebration on March 17, 2016 at Government House, hosted by Their Honours, The Honourable Janice and Gary Filmon. Her Honour, Janice Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, and home economics graduate of the University of Manitoba, was presented with the first Honourary membership in MAHE by President Diana Mager, PHEc.

May 2015 – Fruit Share joins MAHE

From 2015-2019, Fruit Share, a fruit/vegetable rescue and sharing organization, was under the MAHE umbrella. The project was started in Winnipeg in 2010 by MAHE member Getty Stewart, PHEc. It spent several years with MAHE before transitioning to a new home, T&T Seeds.

March 21, 2015 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

In 2015, Teresa Cooper (MAHE Administrator), Debora Durnin-Richards (Past President), Kayla Whitehurst (Director of Communications), Lindsey Mazur (Farm to School Liaison), Abigail Legaspi (member), Michelle Woo (President-Elect), and Anthony Ngayan (HESO President) join Honourable Minister Ron Kostyshyn at the Proclamation signing ceremony.

March 21, 2014 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

MAHE members Susan Proven, Diana Mager (President), Cathey Day, Lindsey Mazur, Jenett Richter (Registrar), Sheila Stark-Perreault (Secretary), and Ellen Pruden join Honourable Minister Ron Kostyshyn at the Proclamation signing ceremony. This year, MAHE is celebrating its ongoing commitment to:

  • Honour home economics educators by supporting the Middle and Senior home economics curriculum updates, which received provincial approval in the Fall of 2013.
  • Build broader partnerships to deliver non-traditional programs such as the Farm to School Healthy Choice Fundraiser, which is sponsored by the Province of Manitoba, Manitoba Association of Home Economists (MAHE), Peak of the Market and Buy Manitoba.
  • Support the self development of MAHE members by recognizing and promoting their community involvement in programs such as Fruit Share, founded by professional home economist Getty Stewart.

July 9, 2013 – MAHE Presented with Award at Celebrating Women: Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba Annual Gala

The Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba (PCWM) presented MAHE with a 2013 Celebrating Women award as a Federate Honouree in recognition of outstanding contributions. President Elect, Diana Mager, PHEc accepted the award on behalf of MAHE with the support of a number of MAHE members in attendance. In her acceptance speech, Diana made a short presentation in which she highlighted the concerns with the University of Manitoba restructuring initiative and its impact on the Faculty of Human Ecology. As a result, Marcy Markusa of CBC Radio, who was also the MC for the evening, requested an interview with Diana which was aired on CBC Radio on the morning of July 10th. This was a valuable forum for MAHE to receive recognition and to communicate concerns with the restructuring initiative, as a number of politicians were present some of whom spoke to Diana about the issue. It was also a proud moment for MAHE members!

Present at the Gala were Meghan Rafferty, PHEc (MAHE rep. to PCWM), Linda Hogue, PHEc, Sheila Stark-Perreault, PHEc, Diana Mager, PHEc, Joan Butcher, PHEc, Peggy Barker, PHEc (Gala MC), Marilyn Thiessen, PHEc, Amy Yonda, PHEc, Jenna Fehr, PHEc, and Jocelyne Gaudet, PHEc.

March 21, 2013 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

The Honourable Ron Kostyshyn signs the 2013 World Home Economics Day proclamations with MAHE President, Debora Durnin-Richards, PHEc, and Amy Yonda, PHEc, Director of Member Relations.

March 21, 2012 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

The Honourable Ron Kostyshyn, Minister of Agriculture, signs the 2012 proclamation of World Home Economics Day with Past President, Getty Stewart, PHEc, and President Elect, Diana Mager, PHEc, along with Linda Hogue, PHEc, Ann Halbesma, PHEc and Jennifer Bewza, Human Ecology Students Organization representative.

March 21, 2011 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

The Honourable Minister Stan Struthers signs the 2011 Proclamation of World Home Economics Day in Manitoba with President Getty Stewart, PHEc; Nazanin Kazem Moosavi, IPHE; Linda Hogue, PHEc; Jocelyne Gaudet, PHEc; and Ruby Wilson, PHEc.

October 8, 2010 – Farm to School Healthy Choice Fundraiser Launch

Together with Peak of the Market and the Province, MAHE is pleased to launch a new healthy choice fundraiser being tested in 35 northern, rural and urban schools across Manitoba. School fundraising groups now have the option of selling healthy, Manitoba grown veggies at great rates to help them reach their fundraising goals.

2010 Centennial Celebration for the University of Manitoba Faculty of Human Ecology/Home Economics

March 21, 2010 – World Home Economics Day Proclamation

The Honourable Minister Stan Struthers signs the 2010 Proclamation of World Home Economics Day in Manitoba with President Getty Stewart, PHEc; Lindsey Mazur, PHEc; Debra Durnin-Richards, PHEc; Linda Hogue, PHEc; and Myrna Grahn, PHEc.

To see all the above events with photos: Brief History of MAHE Special Events 2010 to Present (downloadable PDF file)