National Medical Laboratory Week – April 11 to 17, 2021


There are over 1.2 million lab tests performed on a daily basis in Canada. That would work out to approximately one test done every day for every person living in the province of Manitoba. Laboratory tests are valuable tools regularly used by physicians to diagnose, monitor and treat patients. Each test provides vital information that guides medical decisions.

To learn more about medical laboratory professionals and the impact they make in health care, please visit the Medical Laboratory Professionals website or the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science website.


MAHCP Trivia Night – Saturday, April 17

MAHCP’s Member Engagement Committee is inviting you to join us for an evening of fun and prizes, just for members!

MAHCP Trivia Night
Saturday, April 17 on Zoom
Virtual doors open at 6:30 p.m., Trivia begins at 7 p.m.

Register at by Friday, April 16, subject line “Trivia”.  Please include your full name and where you work.  All members are welcome and eligible to win.

Spots are limited to 100, so register today!  And feel free to share this email and the attached poster with your fellow MAHCP members.

See you there!

Your MAHCP Member Engagement Committee

Emoji Come Out and Play with Us Contest!

Emoji week #5 winners:

Lena Dib
Majid Saadatmand
Tara Fillion
Jonathan Hall
Melanie Wilson

Emoji Week 5 answers: 

1. Hand Clap – Fitz and the Tantrums
2. Red Red Wine – UB40
3. Diamonds – Sam Smith
4. Don’t let the sun go down on me – Elton John and George Michael
5. Night Fever – Bee Gees


MAHCP’s Member Engagement Committee wants to beat the Mid-week Blues away with a fun contest. For the month of March every Wednesday we will be posting on Facebook and 5 songs titles using Emojis.

Correctly answer each SONG NAME and ARTIST to be entered in that week’s draw for one of 5 $25.00 Gift Cards to be awarded each week. One entry for each correct answer, you can only win 1 time per week.

You must be an MAHCP member in good standing and include your place of work, occupation and contact information on your entry.

Entries must be EMAILED to by Friday 5:00 pm of each week. Winners will be announced the following week.

Have fun and Rock on!

Week #4 answers:

1. Wheat Kings – The Tragically Hip
2. America Pie – Don McLean
3. Zombie – The Cranberries
4. Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
5. Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden

Week #4 winners:

Karly Hammond
Trana Nagy
Geoffrey St. Pierre
Allison Shandroski
Louise Spence


Week #3 answers:

1. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
2. Rock Lobster – B-52’s
3. Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra
4. Call me maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
5. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

Winners for Week #3

Procelita Tulio
Colette Klym
Theresa San Gabriel
Jeannine Crossman
Regina Thorne


Week #2 answers

1. Circles – Post Malone
2. Rocketman – Elton John
3. Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon
4. Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
5. Kiss from a Rose – Seal

Winners for week #2

Kathleen Honke
Renee France Rouget
Joanna Robb
Rica Avinante
Lynn Cenerini Coughlan

WEEK #1 Answers

1) Love song for a vampire- Annie Lennox

2) Happy- Pharrell

3) Purple Rain- Prince

4) Genie in a Bottle- Christina Aguilera

5) Dance Monkey- Tones and I


Congratulations Week #1 Winners!

Lesa Nordick

Rachel Martens

Shelley Kowalchuk

Tara Scott

Joyce Edmonds


March is Child Life Month

Need a Superhero? Child Life’s got Superheroes!

March is #ChildLifeMonth! A stay at the hospital can be tough, but these amazing Allied Health Professionals help kids and families get through it and recover quicker thanks to the essential support they provide. Learn more about the team of dedicated Child Life Specialists at Health Sciences Centre here:…/2021-03-18-child-life…/

Well-Being Contest Winners

I enjoyed the contest and had fun trying a couple of new things that I wouldn’t have normally if not “encouraged”!  Joanne Procyshyn, MLT

Hi there, thanks for putting this activity together – it was a nice distraction from everything going on in Health Care at the moment!  Chloe Nguyen,Occupational Therapist

I enjoyed this challenge very much as it highlighted all the little ways that I have been caring for myself. Thank you for the opportunity. Be well, France Rama, MLT Microbiology

Thanks for reminding us on all the things we can do for improving our mental health.  Sandy Santos, Occupational Therapist

I say thank you a lot, because it is nice to hear…grocery clerks, the person who gave me my vaccination, (that is really my small world), friends and family. I wanted to say THANK YOU for this Wellness calendar and for supporting us during this time. It has been fun!  Cynthia Otfinowski, Staff Physiotherapist

Pina Mandzik

Stacey Schmitz

Kirby Boss

Hua Yan

Nathan Poysti

Nick Nutbean

Lorena Sanderson

Janice Quennelle

Michelle Hryshko

Nancy Raichura

Stefanie Vandel

Jenna Janzen

Lesa Nordick

Jamie Conde

Michelle Poff

Brendan McDonald

Kim Hamilton

Amina Khizar

Shauna Fay

Michele Riel

Harley Smith

Craig Snell

Liesl Puentespina

Michael Gunderson

Heather Dong

Devann Dudeck

Shelley Kowalchuk

Karen Roth