It is with my great pleasure that I can finally announce that the Internet Society Manitoba Chapter has been fully approved and is now officially a member of the worldwide network of local ISOC Chapters.

In November 2020, a group of twenty-five founding members began what became a long journey to formally establish a chapter serving the Manitoba region. Of those founding members, seven volunteered their time and formed the first Executive Committee in January 2021. The following several months consisted of administrative tasks and networking with other non-profits in the province. A special thank you goes out to Kiley Bender (Board Chair), Bradley Hampson (Vice-Chair), Jim Forestell (Secretary), Kathy Knight (Treasurer), Wayne Kelly (Board Member), and Nathan James (Board Member) for their time and commitment in seeing this formation through. Our first AGM will be held this October. More information will be provided in the next update.
We would like to thank the Internet Society International, and the existing Canada Chapter and Quebec Chapter for all their support and efforts in promoting open, accessible Internet for everyone. We are excited to get down to work. 
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Joel Templeman, CD, MPA, BEd
Executive Director
Internet Society Manitoba Chapter