2024 Conference

We are very excited about our upcoming conference for Burn Survivors, their families and friends, as well as health care professionals and firefighters. Please use the link below to register for the “We All Belong” conference taking place October 24 to 26th, 2024, at the Canad Inns Polo Park Hotel in Winnipeg. You can register for the whole conference or for only one day. We will have an opening reception on Thursday, October 24 followed by 2 full days of sessions, sharing circles, and panel presentations. We are extending our invitation to participants from across Canada this year, and are expecting many folks from outside Manitoba to attend.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Lise Deguire, and she will present on October 25 and the 26th. Here is the link to her website if you want to learn more about her: https://www.lisedeguire.com/. From our welcoming kick-off event at the Manitoba Museum to engaging workshops and stories of resilience, we’re dedicated to providing a space for healing, connection, and empowerment.


Full registration includes:

  • Thursday October 24 – Registration opens at 4:00pm at hotel; Opening reception at Manitoba Museum at 6:30 to 9:00pm. Transportation will be provided from hotel to venue if you are staying at the hotel. Cash bar, finger food.
  • Friday October 25 – Breakfast, Lunch; morning and afternoon sessions. The evening is free to explore Winnipeg on your own. No dinner.
  • Saturday October 26 – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; morning and afternoon sessions. Dinner is a buffet (cash bar) followed by entertainment.

Registration does not include:

  • Any meals on Thursday October 24, Dinner on Friday October 25, or your hotel accommodations.
  • To book your hotel room, call Central reservations at 1-888-332-2623 or 204 775-8791 and give group ID # 570686. Rates for double occupancy are $154 per night plus 17% room taxes, and a Suite is $214 per night plus 17% room taxes.

Burn Survivors Featured on CBC’s “You Can’t Ask That”

Some of our burn survivors were featured on an episode of the CBC show You Can’t Ask That. “The show asks the misunderstood, judged, or stigmatized people in society the questions you’ve always wanted to know the answers to. It’s about breaking down stereotypes and offering a genuine insight into the lives people who live with labels. Were you in an accident? Can I touch your burn scars? Are people afraid of you? Canadians talk about their journeys and the stigmas they face as burn survivors.”

The show is currently available on AMI but will be posted to CBC Gem in the coming weeks.

Watch it now on AMI+ amiplus.ca

2023 Thomas W. and Ellora M. Hart Memorial Scholarship Recipients

2023 Thomas W Ellora M Hart Scholarship Recipients

2023 Thomas W Ellora M Hart Scholarship Recipients

We congratulated 5 successful recipients of the Thomas W and Ellora M Hart Memorial Scholarship at or conference on October 21, 2023. Successful candidates Chase Howell and Rose Walker were presented their awards by members of the Hart family. Pictured here are Chase and his grandmother Norma, and Rose, along with members of the Hart family, and the background slide shows recipients Shay-lee Jackson, Natasha Patrick, and Devon Hart.

2022 Thomas Hart Memorial Scholarship Recipients

We congratulated 5 successful recipients of the Thomas W Hart Memorial Scholarship at our conference on September 10, 2022. Successful candidate Darian Lourenco was presented his award by members of the Hart family.

Not pictured are recipients Devon Hart, Natasha Partick, Shay-Lee Jackson, and Abigail Furutani.

Pictured above right to left – John Hart, Karen Hart, Hazel Booth, Timothy Gosnell, Loretta Gosnell, Darian Lourenco, and Tom Booth.

2021 Thomas Hart Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Although there was no conference held in 2021 due to COVID 19 restrictions, we were able to award the Thomas Hart Memorial Scholarship to the following recipients: Chase Howell, Darian Lourenco, Natasha Patrick, Devon Hart, and Abigail Furutani.

2020 Thomas Hart Memorial Scholarship Recipients

We deeply regret not being able to hold an in-person conference, but the COVID 19 pandemic restrictions will not allow for a gathering. We have gone ahead with our scholarship program anyway! Our successful candidates for the Thomas Hart Memorial Scholarship this year are: Chase Howell, Kira Lourenco and Shay-Lee Jackson.

Our New Logo!

Our deepest appreciation to Canadian artist Kal Barteski for modifying our logo! Kal created the original Mamingwey Burn Survivor Society logo back in 2003. As we are now the Mamingwey Burn Society Inc., Kal has graciously made the changes for us. Thanks so much Kal! If you would like to learn more about Kal or view her artwork or learn about her Polar Bear Fund, please visit her website!

2019 Thomas Hart Memorial Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to the 2 successful recipients of the Thomas Hart Memorial Scholarship for 2019.

Dawson Blahey

Jared Heinrichs

Dawson Blahey is studying at the U of M and is in his second year of Agriculture and is majoring in Business Management.


Jared Heinrichs is studying Heavy Duty Equipment Technician at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon. He would like to be a heavy duty diesel mechanic.

Our recipients ( Jared Heinrich, Dawson Blahey) pictured with the Hart family members John Hart, Ellora Hart, Hazel Booth and Karen Hart.