When former U.S. president Jimmy Carter visited Winnipeg last month to build Habitat for
Humanity homes, it brought back fond memories for Norman Velnes of Carter’s first visit to the city in 1993.
Velnes is a volunteer with the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg, which was involved in Carter’s 1993 Habitat build.
Norman Velnes and Bruce Berven are longtime volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg.
"That was a hugely exciting project," the 75-year-old recalls.
It’s just one of the ways Velnes has given back since he joined Kiwanis in 1984.
The international organization has clubs in 80 countries, each working to better their local communities through service projects and...