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Vicki Rempel

Candidate in the St. James - Assiniboia - East Ward Trustee Candidates race.

Vicki can be reached on social media, at [email protected], or by calling (431) 334-3734.

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Questionnaire Response

Vicki Rempel - St. James - Assiniboia - East Ward

What got you into politics?

I’m a life-long citizen of Winnipeg from a family of public servants and I have had a long and abiding interest in politics.
My Dad was a CUPE member, when CUPE stood for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Mom belonged to the MARN, the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses, so I was aware of the dynamic between government and unions and the struggle for public services. I became more politicized during the mid 90s to 2016 as I saw Canadian rights assailed and eroded by the Federal silencing of scientists and attempts to pass unconstitutional legislation, inequal trade agreements and omnibus bills.
My interest to run  in 2018 and this election came from concern over the provincial education scene and the sharp increase in turmoil, just ahead of the pandemic – and the results – such as Bill 64.
I have long believed society is founded in public education, where children meet from all walks of life and hopefully learn to cooperate and respect one another, leading to more equity and acceptance of diversity.


What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

A blend of experiences suit me to the role of School Board Trustee.
Mother of three adult sons and a Homestay parent to scores of international students over many years. I represent the parents’ point of view.
A home owner working and living in our community since 2000.
I understand the impact of changes to property taxes to myself and my neighbours.
Currently serving St. James residents as a direct health care worker out of Access Winnipeg West, I care about the social determinants of health, vital to a child’s ability to succeed.
Volunteered and worked in the classroom, playground and lunchroom at my children’s schools, including work in remedial reading, math, conflict resolution, hearing testing, and supporting students with special needs.
I know that teachers are facing a much different classroom today and need additional supports and resources.
Member of parent councils, including when I founded the Ecole Laura Secord School Call-Back Program before moving to St.James. I have experience liaising with parents and school administrations, obtaining resources and organizing volunteers.
I believe in our public schools and I want to bring this same energy and commitment to our staff and students in St.James-Assiniboia School division East Ward.






What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?

I am concerned that, when budgets are tight, the arts and sports programs are seen as expendable. They are not! I’d like to see civics and critical thinking skills brought to the fore. I am also insistant that air and water filter systems be installed in our schools for students and staff, to reduce days lost to illness. I’d like to see  deeper community-school bonds, and help the Board be more responsive to the community.  During my campaign, many people ask me what our School Board does, and some believe that it is an unnecessary bureaucracy. I believe it is our closest level of democracy and should be fully and transparently approachable by the public to reflect the community. We need to communicate this and show the value School Boards bring.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Due to a family emergency, I was unable to submit my profile information to the City of Winnipeg municipal election candidates webpage before the deadline. Only my name appears.  I am not a ghost candidate, I have not dropped out of the race, but I am certainly at a disadvantage and I’m grateful that Open Democracy Manitoba exists, so that I have this means to reach my electorate.  If you like what you’ve read and agree with my goals, please give me your vote.

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Winnipeg school board election results

October 27, 2022

CTV - ...Glennie* (ELECTED) Michael Cabral (ELECTED) Pierre Attallah East Ward Holly Hunter* (ELECTED) Tara Smith (ELECTED) Angela Dunn (ELECTED) Vicki Rempel Leela Schreyer Garrity West Ward Cheryl Smukowich (ELECTED) Sandy Lethbridge* (ELECTED) Fiona Shiells (ELECTED) Gus Watanabe Zachary Linnick ...

West Winnipeg candidates for school trustee

October 5, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ... St. James – Assiniboia School Division East Ward (three to be elected): Angela Dunn, Leela Schreyer Garrity, Holly Hunter, Tara Smith, Vicki Rempel. West Ward (three to be elected): Sandy Lethbridge, Zachary Linnick, Fiona Shiells, Cheryl Smukowich, Gus Watanabe. Centre Ward (three to be...