Variety honours Louis Trepel with inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

Louis Trepel

Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba is set to honour Louis Trepel at Variety’s 2022 Gold Heart Gala presented by Pratts Wholesale & Food Service on May 7th, 2022.
Variety’s Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize an individual who is making Manitoba a better place for children living with special needs through their significant long-term commitment to Variety Manitoba and other community organizations. Variety Manitoba is excited to present Louis Trepel with our Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.


Louis has been actively involved with Variety Manitoba for over 44 years in many different capacities. Louis was an original founding member of Variety in 1978 and signed the official charter; he was a member of Variety’s Board of Directors for over 35 years and is currently Variety’s International Ambassador! He has been on and chaired countless committees and boards across several community organizations in Canada and the USA. A shining moment of many includes when Louis chaired Variety’s record breaking Gold Heart Gala in 2016! Variety Manitoba couldn’t have selected a more worthy philanthropist to receive this first honour and Variety is extremely grateful to Louis for his tireless and dedicated efforts each and every year.
Thank you Louis!


The Variety Gold Heart Gala presented by Pratts Wholesale and Food Service, offers guests a glamorous evening featuring hors d’oeuvres & cocktails, a gourmet four course meal, fine wines, exciting entertainment, a grand prize raffle as well as live & silent auctions. All funds raised from the evening support children who are living with special needs and economic disadvantage in Manitoba.


“I’m honoured and touched to have been selected for Variety’s Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award” stated Louis Trepel. “I’m grateful to be able to share my passion for philanthropy with many other likeminded individuals and together we all make a vital difference. It is truly inspiring to see how much our community cares about all of these wonderful children. Variety Manitoba has always held a special place in my heart since its inception in 1978 and I look forward to celebrating this award and Variety’s kids at the upcoming Gold Heart Gala”.


“Variety is extremely grateful to Louis for his continued and unwavering support of Variety’s kids.” Says Jeff Liba, Variety CEO. “We couldn’t think of a better way to honour Louis than at our Gold Heart Gala event in May. Over 600 guests including Louis’ family and friends will be in attendance to support Variety’s kids living with special needs.”


Tickets, tables and sponsorships are now on sale for Variety’s 2022 Gold Heart Gala at or contact the Variety office at 204-982-1050 or .


The success of Variety’s Gold Heart Gala represents over 35% of our annual fundraising dollars each year. This success of this event is crucial in order to help Variety support children living with special needs and economic disadvantage.


Due to COVID-19 the 2020 and 2021 Gold Heart Galas were not able to proceed as usual. Typically, our annual Gold Heart Gala raises over $500,000 which is dependent on everyone’s generosity so we can make a difference in their lives of Manitoba’s children who need it most.


About Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba
Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba steps in where government, healthcare, and other funding ends to provide direct assistance to children in Manitoba living with special needs and experiencing economic disadvantage. Variety Manitoba strives to create a world where all children play, learn and live together and are provided equal opportunity.

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