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Pride Winnipeg Festival Appoints New President

The Pride Winnipeg Festival Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Muhammad Ahsan as the organization’s new President.

“We’re exceptionally pleased that Muhammad has taken on this leadership role,” said Jonathan Niemczak, the outgoing President of the organization. “His broad knowledge of issues that affect our community, coupled with years of experience in rights activism, education and training, conflict resolution, and research and development, makes Muhammad well positioned to lead the organization going forward.”

Muhammad recently joined the organization, last year, as the Vice-President, Community Engagement. He currently works at the Rainbow Resource Centre as the Training and Education Program Coordinator and holds a Master’s in Public Administration with double majors in Human Resource Management and Marketing. As a new comer to Canada, he is committed to equity and inclusion of intersectional GSRD community, here in Canada and globally.

“Although I’ve only been with Pride Winnipeg for a short period of time, it has been a labour of love,” said Muhammad. “I have seen the impact that the Pride Winnipeg Festival makes on the community and I am honoured to have been chosen to lead this vital organization. I look forward to leading this volunteer team into 2019 and the future”.

Muhammad will be succeeding long-time serving Pride President Jonathan Niemczak, with his appointment coming into effect October 1, 2018.