Dinner 2007 Another Success!
What a wonderful evening we had at the Fort Garry Hotel on November
1, 2007! This year Mike McIntyre hosted the evening beautifully.
Mike is the justice reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press, an
award-winning journalist, national radio host and best-selling
author to name just a few of his accomplishments. To learn more
about Mike click here for
his bio. We were so pleased to have Mike be a part of our dinner
this year and appreciate all the time and effort he put into the
Our good friend and
host of last year's dinner Janet
Stewart, the new host of CBC News at Six, also attended and gave a
poignant speech on her views of domestic abuse and how organizations
like Alpha House are helping to get the message out. Janet has been
very committed to the efforts of Alpha House and is an excellent
ambassador for us, her presence and participation at the dinner
helped make it the special evening it was.
Once again a
previous resident of Alpha House spoke from the heart about her
experiences and how Alpha House helped her to leave an abusive
relationship and start over again successfully. Her courage and
perseverance was an inspiration to us all and her words reminded us
of how important Alpha House is to help women leaving abuse regain
their self esteem and heal from the trauma they have experienced.
For the first year
ever we auctioned off the 'Pots of Empowerment'. The women and
children of Alpha House volunteer their time and talents to paint
flower pots depicting their experiences. These pots truly are works
of art. Each pot came with a postcard explaining the inspiration
behind the creation. The auction was a team effort by Mike McIntyre
and Janet Stewart. Janet read the stories for each pot while Mike
got the bids flowing. It was a huge success and a great way to raise
additional revenue in support of Alpha House.
We also nearly
doubled the money raised on our envelope fundraiser. We sold
individual envelopes with a chance to win one of eighteen baskets
each valued at $100.00 or more! We sure had a lot of fun opening
envelopes and the baskets were spectacular.
We would like to
thank all of our corporate sponsors for their generous support this
Canad Inns: Transcona & Club Regent
Canadian Healthcare Products
The Fort Garry Hotel
Fort Rouge Plate & Auto Glass
Manitoba Children’s Museum
The Training Source
Winnipeg Chrysler Dealers
The Alpha House Annual Dinner 2007
really was what we expected it to be - fun, exciting and
inspirational. If you are interested in becoming a corporate
sponsor, would like to attend next year's event or volunteer to help
put it on, please
We'll also be updating the website with information as it arises so
keep visiting us to see what's new at Alpha House.
Mike McIntyre's Biography
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Award-winning journalist, national radio
show host, best-selling author, webmaster, pundit, movie consultant
and cruise director…Mike McIntyre loves to keep busy! McIntyre, 32,
is the justice reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press where he has
worked since 1997.
He operates his own website,
www.mikeoncrime.com, which is updated several times a day
and features the latest in local, national and international crime
and justice news along with daily jury polls, a discussion forum and
breaking news mailing list.
Since February 2003, McIntyre has produced and hosted the popular
weekly talk radio show “Crime and Punishment”.
In March 2006, the show was picked up by the Corus Radio Network and
launched in 12 cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Victoria,
Kelowna, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, London,
Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal.
McIntyre also makes regular appearances with Charles Adler on his
national Corus talk radio show and is also called upon frequently by
talk show hosts across the country for his insight into crime and
justice news and issues.
McIntyre is the author of three Canadian
true crime books:
“Nowhere To Run: The Killing of Const. Dennis Strongquill”
was published in 2003 by Great Plains Publications and chronicled
the tragic murder of a Manitoba RCMP officer. The book is in its
third printing and was a national bestseller within 15 days. Film
rights have been sold to a Calgary production company, Alberta
Filmworks, and a feature movie is in development.
McIntyre’s second book, “The Yuletide Bandit: A Seven-Year Search
For A Serial Criminal”, was published by Great Plains in 2004
and chronicles one man’s daring crime spree, the desperate police
search to catch him and the dramatic conclusion inside a Winnipeg
massage parlour. Feature film rights have been sold to a Winnipeg
McIntyre’s third book – “To The Grave: Inside A Spectacular RCMP
Sting”, was launched in November 2006 and is already a national
bestseller in its third printing! To The Grave chronicles the
mysterious disappearance of Brandon teenager Erin Chorney and the
incredible RCMP operation which uncovered the shocking truth.
McIntyre is a firm believer in giving
everyone a say, and regularly interviews people from all facets of
the justice system – judges, lawyers, police officers, victims and
yes, even the criminals. The result is often candid, eye-opening
discussions which result in a variety of emotions and stir debate.
Born and bred in Winnipeg, McIntyre
graduated from River East Collegiate and completed his journalistic
studies in the Creative Communications program at Red River College.
He is married to Chassity, and together they are the parents of
Parker, 6, and Isabella, 2.
The couple began hosting their annual
Carribean Cruise in January 2006 and are looking forward to their
third tropical adventure in January 2008.
To contact McIntyre directly, please
He can also be reached by telephone at 204-944-1019 or by cell phone