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Creativity in Leadership: Lessons from my Journey with Pride Winnipeg

August 25, 2023


We’re BACK!! Join us on August 25th at 8:15 am outdoors at the CUBE stage in the Exchange District to kick off the fall series of CreativeMornings. We are excited to see you after your summer adventures and explore the theme of PRIDE together!

Event Information

** ASL Interpretation is offered at every CreativeMornings Winnipeg event!**

Bring a chair: Since this is an outdoor event, please bring your own chair and dress for the weather (our rainy day location is RRC Polytech Patterson GlobalFoods Institute beside the CUBE).

Wear your pride: Since the global CreativeMornings theme for August is PRIDE, we also invite you to WEAR YOUR PRIDE to this event. Think about what lights you up and what you are proud of – creatively, culturally, personally, and professionally. Wear something that celebrates it! Proud of being part of a sports team? Wear a jersey! Proud of learning to sew? Wear your first quilt! Proud of your cooking? Wear a chef’s hat or apron! Proud of your heritage? Wear your culture! Proud of your woodworking? Wear your tool belt! Be creative, and let’s gather to celebrate each others’ gifts, talents and moments of pride together as a community.

Meet our speaker: Barry Karlenzig

Biography: Barry Karlenzig (He/him) has worked tirelessly for the Winnipeg 2SLGBTTQIA* community as a Board Member with the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, President of the Snowy Owl Monarchist Society, Co-Chair of the Conference Structure & Integrity Committee with InterPride, and for more than a decade in many capacities with Pride Winnipeg. Barry is currently the President of Pride Winnipeg.

Talk Description: Barry Karlenzig, President of Pride Winnipeg, will join us to explore the theme of PRIDE! What kinds of creativity have you witnessed during your career? Barry Karlenzig will celebrate all the different types of creativity he has witnessed that have inspired him in his work with Pride Winnipeg, which extends over a decade. He will touch on how he has personally used creativity in his leadership work in his current role as President of Pride Winnipeg. Barry will also share his personal journey in the why behind his work. Since 1987, Pride Winnipeg has served the 2SLGBTTQIA* communities by celebrating their fights, victories, and reasons to be proud.


August 25, 2023
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