Wendy MacDonald – Our Manitoba Hero!

Our Executive Director, Wendy MacDonald, has put 16 years of hard work and passion into co-founding and running Urban Stable’s equine facilitated learning programs. Working in social services Wendy saw the need for a program that would take students out of the classroom and focus on lifelong transferable skills acquired through interaction with horses. Urban Stable started in 2001 with just one horse and a couple of students and has grown to now having helped over 550 students in 4 unique programs and looking forward to more growth in the future.

We are so proud to announce that Wendy MacDonald, Urban Stable Executive Director, has been awarded the honor of being named a Manitoba Hero! It is Wendy’s compassion, dedication and tenacity that has made Urban Stable what it is today and we are excited that the woman who is a hero to so many at Urban Stable is getting this well deserved recognition. Click here to see Wendy’s video on the Manitoba Heroes Facebook page.

What is a Manitoba Hero? – I hear you ask! Well let me share….

“Our Manitoba Heroes is a celebration of Manitobains who do extraordinary things every day. Manitoba Heroes are individuals who have set out to raise money for a cause they felt needed it – and they needed to do it. Our Heroes have provided comfort and companionship. Our Heroes have created organizations to meet needs in the community. Our Heroes have put compassion into action.” (Our Manitoba Heroes website.)

On October 28, Wendy was honored for her achievements at the Our Manitoba Heroes Gala Dinner. On October 27 there was also an official flag ceremony held at Winnipeg City Hall where all the Manitoba Heroes were acknowledged by Mayor Bowman.

We are so proud that Wendy is being recognised and honored for her achievements helping youth unbridle their potential!

“Heroes are all around us” – Manitoba Heroes