Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM CST
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Canadian Mennonite University | North Campus 
500 Shaftsbury Blvd
Laudamus Auditorium
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N2

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The Concordia Foundation 
Concordia Hospital and Concordia Foundation 

Join us for Christmas Music and Traditional Faspa

Celebrate the 19th Annual Martin Bergen Award

All Are Welcome

Join us for an inspiring time of Christmas Song and Celebration with local musicians from the area and to honour Mr. David Olfert for his 35 years of service with the Concordia Campus Community.  He will receive the annual Martin Bergen Award.   

Program begins at 2:00 pm in the Laudamus Auditorium at CMU, featuring Christmas music and an opportunity to sing-a-long with some of our talented musicians.  

Traditional "Faspa" will be served at 3:45 in the "Great Hall" at CMU and enjoy some time of fellowship and being together with friends and family. 

There is no charge for this event but pre-registration is preferred.  

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The Martin Bergen Award

For the past 19 years, Concordia has honoured a person or persons in our community with the Martin Bergen Award, named for Winnipeg philanthropist and business leader.  Mr. Bergen came to Canada in 1953, penniless but determined to make a new life during the turbulent years following World War II.  Through integrity, strength of character and determination, he built an exceptional legacy.

As a strong supporter of Concordia Hospital, he left a lasting imprint on the community as the Concordia Campus grew to include Concordia Place, Concordia Wellness Projects, Concordia Village and the Concordia Hip & Knee Institute. 

Mr. Bergen passed away in March 2017 but his legacy lives on.  When asked what he would most like to be remembered for, he always readily responded, “That I was honest and worked hard.”