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Memorable Manitobans: Madeline Hryniewiecki (1914-1988)

Social activist.

Born at Winnipeg in 1914, daughter of Felix N. P. Hryniewiecki, she was Secretary of the Canada Press Club for ten years that represented editors and publishers of non-English language newspapers, a representative of the Polish Gazette, and an Independent candidate for the Winnipeg constituency in the 1941 provincial general election. She was later President of the Winnipeg Business and Professional Council of the Catholic Womens League. She served on the board of the Welfare Council of Greater Winnipeg and the Volunteer Bureau. During the Second World War, she was a member of the National War Finance Committee. In 1956, she graduated with social work degree from the University of Manitoba and received a graduate degree the following year. She was then appointed counsellor to Winnipeg’s first Age and Opportunity Bureau. She died at Winnipeg on 17 August 1988.


“Canada Press Club discusses ethnic tie-in,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 November 1944, page 14.

“Full-time counsellor for aged,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 1957, page 13.

“Catholic group elects executive,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 April 1970, page 19.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 August 1988, page 44.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2018

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