AMA Newsletter - May 2022

26 May 2022 7:51 AM | Digital Initiatives, AMA (Administrator)

Committee Reports

A printable version of this document can be found here.

Digital Initiatives: The Committee assisted with the registration for AMA events this month as well as doing some back-end work on the website.

Education and Advisory Services: The Education Committee is planning a workshop on archiving emails. This workshop will be based on the first year of experiences shared by several archivists who are currently working on the process of archiving emails. A second workshop will discuss trauma related to archival research and the role of the archivist in addressing it. Look for registration information in the early autumn.

Finance and Grants: The AMA has received the yearly audit report in draft form. The revenue totaled $44,376 during the 2021 financial year. A surplus of nearly $20,000 is remaining from the 2021 financial year.

Indigenous Relations: The Introduction to the MMIWG2S Report and Calls for Justice with Dr. Karine Duhamel was held May 19. For more information on the report and calls, see

Information and Outreach: This Committee assisted with the Manitoba Day Awards as well as streamed City Council meetings on April 20 and 28 discussing archives.

Membership Committee: The Committee is reviewing accreditation and investigating ways to improve the process.

Special Initiatives Member-at-Large: The 2022 Manitoba Day Awards was a success!  Unlike previous years, it was a hybrid model with both online and in-person participants.

Student Member-at-Large: Students interested in volunteering with the AMA can send an email to or reach out to us on our social media.

Special Announcements

Manitoba Day Awards

The AMA would like to announce the winners of 2022 Manitoba Day Awards! 

  • Popular Publication: Gordon McDiarmid.  We Were Builders from Scotland.
  • Scholarly Publication (Two Winners): Chantal Fiola. Returning to Ceremony | Loewen Royden. Mennonite Farmers.
  • Exhibition/Project: Riva Symko. The Alloways' Gift | Rosalie Favell's Family Legacy.

The AMA would like to thank all nominees and nominators for the participation in the ceremony.  Special accolades to Chris Kotecki for his contributions as a nominator throughout the awards’ history. The AMA would also like to thank the organizing committee for their work in making the event happen both in-person and virtually.

AMA Photo of the Month

If interested in participating, please submit a photograph along with a sentence or two describing the records, to  We would love to showcase the collections from local institutions!

Call for Volunteers

We are always looking for members to join our committees. Volunteering with the AMA is an excellent way to network with archivists, build skills, and shape the future of archives in Manitoba. If you are interested, please contact the Chair, or a Committee chair, at one of the email addresses listed on this page

Calla Grabish and the Distinguished Service Award

The AMA would like to announce that Calla Grabish, recently retired archivist from the Martin H. Ainley Archives Centre of St. John's-Ravenscourt School, has been honoured by the SJR Board of Governors with a Distinguished Service Award for her leadership and exceptional service to the school.  Congratulations Calla!


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