Four generations of the Murray family, along with some 70 other people, were present at the ceremony welcoming Honorary Colonel Stuart Murray, the newly appointed honorary colonel of 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba, held on March 21, 2018, at the officers’ mess.
“I’m very honoured to welcome Honorary Colonel Murray to the 17 Wing family,” said wing commander Colonel Andy Cook. “His breadth of political and corporate experience will serve us very well in years to come.”
Honorary Colonel Murray, President and CEO of “The City of Human Rights Education” in Winnipeg, was born in Lestock, Saskatchewan. He studied science at University of Manitoba and architectural drafting at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and also earned a diploma in Architectural Science from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto, Ontario. He previously served as the inaugural president and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.
Before joining the museum, he spent a number of years in Manitoba politics, including serving as a party leader and being elected twice to the provincial legislature. Earlier, he was president and CEO of Domo, a western Canadian gasoline company with some 80 retail outlets.
He has been an active member of the arts and culture sector throughout his career. He was the tour manager of the 1970s rock band “Blood, Sweat and Tears”, and worked as media director of the Canadian Opera Company. He has received Manitoba’s Order of the…