Wesmen Bleacher Seat Sale

The University of Winnipeg Foundation

(Wesmen Bleacher Seat Sale

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We invite you to take your place as part of UWinnipeg's history, and its future, by naming a seat in the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium at the Duckworth Centre. The Wesmen Bleacher Seat Sale gives alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of UWinnipeg an affordable and meaningful way to contribute to the Wesmen legacy.

Over the years, wear and tear to the bleachers in the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium at the Duckworth Centre has caused health and safety concerns and many of the seats have become broken or damaged. Thanks to a generous gift from the Anderson family we’ve been able to start replacing our old bleacher seats, and install brand new ones. There are 1744 seats in total! In fact, thanks to the Anderson gift, we are half way there, having already installed 872 seats on one side of the gym. In order to help pay for the other side, we’ve launched the Wesmen Bleacher Seat Sale. 

We're half way there! one side of the new bleachers in the Dr. David F. Anderson Gym.

Show your support by donating to a new bleacher seat -
or a whole row!

The cost to purchase a seat is $500 and can be paid over a period of 5 years (that's only $100 a year or $4 per pay for faculty and staff!). Each seat will feature a permanent donor plaque. You can engrave your name or the name of a friend or loved one whom you would like to honour or memorialize. Plaques can also be a memorable way to recognize a group, class, or commemorate a special achievement or significant event.

Click here to print a pledge form to mail in your donation or click the Donate Now button at the right to make your gift online. The Wesmen Bleacher Seat can be found under the Capital Projects drop down menu. 

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Thank You Wesmen Bleacher Seat Donors!

Below is a list of generous Wesmen bleacher seat donors with the inscription they've chosen for their seat plaque. Those marked undecided will be contacted closer to the installation date. If you are one of these donors and have decided what you would like your plaque to read, please contact Darren Nodrick, Communications & Annual Giving Officer, by email at or by phone at 204.988.7496.

(Donor - Plaque Inscription)

The Anderson Family Charitable Foundation - The Anderson Family (40 seats)
Ms. Behnaz Alimohammadi - Abbas Alimohammadi
Mr. Timothy Au - The Au Family - Tim, Adrienne, Avery and Tyson Au
Mr. Bill Balan - Bill, Irka & Andrij Balan
Mr. Walter Barg - Walter Barg & Craeg Parker
Mr. Rick Baril - Adele (13) and Danielle (12) Baril - Women's Basketball 2014
Ms. Monique Bartel - Donald W. Andrey, P.Eng - Wishing you were here to enjoy the games - Sadly missed, lovingly remembered - Jeannette & Monique Andrey (B.Sc '00)    
Dr. Glen Bergeron – Glen and Valerie Bergeron
Dr. Neil Besner - The Besner Family
Mr. David Bieber - The Bieber Family
Mr. David Crook - Seat 1: Dave Crook 1979-84, 2001-  , 4 X WC Champ, Seat 2: Colleen McKenty B.A. Hon 1991 Go Wesmen
Ms. Cara Dowse – In Loving Memory of Michael Bergen – Ray & Cara Dowse
Mr. Michael Emslie - Seat 1: Mr. Michael D. Emslie, Seat 2: Ms. Melissa Emslie
Mr. Sean Esselmont - In Loving Memory of Brian and Bonnie Esselmont
Dr. David Fitzpatrick - David & Leona Fitzpatrick
Mrs. Janice Iverach Wasik - Donated by: Janice Iverach Wasik B.A. 1971 (French) Wesmenettes Volleyball Team
Ms. Lisa Jitoboh - Lisa, Patrick and Hope Jitoboh
Ms. Lynn Jones - Seat 1 & 2: Barry, Lynn, Marshall and Bryce Jones
Mr. Hart Kaplan - Yael Kaplan #5 Women's Basketball
Dr. Joel Kettner - Dr. Joel Kettner
Ms. Tracy Kleysen - Stephanie Kleysen
Ms. Sharon Leonard - Seat 1: Madison E.A. Leonard, Seat 2: Pearl Audrey Leonard, Seat 3: John F. Bailey & Barbara Dunn
Ms. Susan Livingston* - Family and friend of Susan have raised funds to purchase four seats in honour of her memory. Seat 1: Susan Lvingston: B.Ed ('90); B.A. ('92); CKUW radio host, inspirational teacher, legendary friend, Seat 2: In memory of Susan Livingston, former student (1985-1992), racquetball star & outstanding friend, Seat 3: In loving memory of Susan Livingston (1965-2015) from Georgie & her MANY friends. Forever cherished. Seat 4: Susan Livingston 1965-2015 Daughter of Dan and Carol, sister of Ted. In our Hearts Forever.
Mr. Christopher Loewen – Acknowledging Henry, Helene, Steve & Mark Loewen for their support in advancing my professional education
Ms. Janet McMahon - Janet McMahon 79-83
Dr. Kathryn McPherson - Kathryn McPherson
Mr. Colin McDonald - Coy and Aleda McDonald
Ms. Tammy Ngo - NGO #3
Mr. Thomas Nicholson - Thomas L. and Mary Nicholson
Mrs. Helen Norrie - Bill and Helen Norrie
Mr. Daniel Orlikow - Daniel Orlikow
Ms. Carol Pawluk - Jim Henderson, Carol Pawluk, Maggie and Anna
Mr. Jean-Pierre Perron - J.P. Perron
Ms. Doreen Pruden - Vic and Doreen Pruden
Mr. Jeremy Read - Seat 1: Becky Wood, Seat 2: Rev Philip Read
Dr. Ted Redekop - In Memory of Nikki Redekop, 1973-1994, Ted and Marilyn Redekop
Mr. Doran Reid - Doran Reid 1978-82, Cara Reid
Mrs. Beverley Ridd - In Honour of Karen Ridd #9 Women's Basketball
Mr. Kristopher Funk & Ms. Lea Romanchuk - Kris Funk and Lea Romanchuk 
Royal Stewart Ltd. - Royal Stewart Ltd.
Mrs. Joanne Seel - In Honour of parents, an Athletes' First Coaches. Dedicated lovingly to René and Gisele Lemoine.
Ms. Laura Sfreddo - In Memory of George and May Sfreddo
Mr. Dan Shynkaryk - Dan Shynkaryk 2004-2008
Mr. Jeffrey Shynkaryk - Jeff Shynkaryk 25
Ms. Joanne Sutherland - Ms. Joanne Sutherland '68
Ms. Frances Taylor -The Taylor and Docker Family
Mr. Robert Toshack - Mr. Robert Gylen Toshack
Mr. Greg Tretiak - Greg Tretiak - Class of '77
Mr. David Unruh - CIAU Mens National Champions Wesmen 1985/86 & 1986/87 (10 seats)
Ms. Donna Wainikka - Ted and Donna Wainikka 
Mrs. Georgene Wihlidal – In Honour of Ms Susan Livingston
Mr. Maurice Williams - Seat 1: Diana Da Silva, Seat 2: Wade Williams Sr., Seat 3: Wade Williams Jr., Seat 4: Ché Williams, Seat 5: Anwar Williams, Seat 6: Larry McKay, Seat 7: Elizabeth Lewis, Seat 8: Ché, Seat 9: Frederick Douglas, Seat 10: Patricia Williams
Mr. Mark Zachanowich - Mark & Vicki Zachanowich
Mr. Harold Zukerman - Mr. Nelson Gutnick - Class of '50  
121 Seats Sold to Date! (Updated 01/19/2017)

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