100 Great St. James Citizens - Your Input is Requested

On January 1, 1921, St. James ( between just west of St. James Street and Victoria Street (now Sturgeon Road) officially broke away from Assiniboia and became a separate municipality. In honour of the Centennial, Fred Morris (Assiniboia Chamber member) is compiling, with your help, a list of 100 Great St. James Citizens.

Please email Fred Morris your nomination(s), between 1 and 100, today!

The people on the final list will not be ranked. I acknowledge that any list will fall far short of honouring all the deserving citizens. Your responses will be kept in confidence. The Deadline for Nominations is June 25,2021.

*The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of the St. James 100 Celebration Committee. Details will be share with everyone very soon!
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