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Samuel (Sam) Michael Katz, OM , BA (born Rehovot, Israel, 1951) is the 42nd mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the highest honour of the Province of Manitoba. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Rehovot (Hebrew רְחוֹבוֹת ) is a city in the Center District of Israel, about 20 km south of Tel Aviv. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 14...


Katz emigrated to Winnipeg as an infant with parents Chaim and Zena Katz and his older brother David, and was raised in north Winnipeg. Shortly after graduating in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Manitoba, he opened up a clothing store in Brandon, Manitoba. Throughout his career he continued his entrepreneurial ventures with real estate and entertainment. With his entertainment company Showtime Productions, he brought artists such as Tina Turner and Paul McCartney and musicals Evita and The Phantom of the Opera to Winnipeg. In 1994, he brought professional baseball back to Winnipeg with the Winnipeg Goldeyes, who now play in the Northern League. Through this franchise, he arranged for the construction and success of CanWest Global Ball Park in 1999 that made him more famous and well known. He also tried to get basketball to the city with the Winnipeg Cyclone, however, that venture failed as the team left a few years later. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... The University of Manitoba is the largest university of the province of Manitoba, most comprehensive and only research-intensive post-secondary educational institution. ... Location of Brandon, Manitoba Brandon, known as the Wheat City, is a city in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. ... The cover of the 1979 American Broadway Original Cast Recording of Evita starring Patti Lupone as Eva Perón, Mandy Patinkin as Che Guevara, and Bob Gunton as Juan Peron. ... This article is about the Gaston Leroux novel. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Winnipeg Goldeyes have been two separate and distinct baseball teams based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada playing in the independent Northern League. ... This article refers to the modern Northern League. ... Canwest Global Park is the home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League baseball team in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Winnipeg Cyclone was a professional basketball club based in Winnipeg, Manitoba that competed in the International Basketball Association beginning in the 1995-1996 season. ...


Katz ran for the Winnipeg City Council in 1989, but lost to Glen Murray, another future mayor of the city. The Winnipeg City Council is the governing body of the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Glen Murray (born October 27, 1957) is a politician who was formerly the mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ...


On June 22, 2004, Katz was elected as the first Jewish mayor of Winnipeg. He beat out prominent politicians Dan Vandal, Al Golden, and MaryAnn Mihychuk for the job by receiving 42.51% of the vote. This came after the resignation of Glen Murray as mayor of Winnipeg to run in the 2004 federal election. He was re-elected to a second term in the 2006 elections on October 25, 2006. June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Dan Vandal is a Manitoba politician. ... Allan (Al) Golden is a politician and businessman in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... MaryAnn Mihychuk (born February 27, 1955 in Vita, Manitoba) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Election results for the position of mayor, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... Glen Murray (born October 27, 1957) is a politician who was formerly the mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Canadian province of Manitoba held municipal elections on October 25, 2006. ...


Katz has drawn criticism for some of his policies, as well as negative publicity for public faux pas, as when he referred to Winnipeg's five female Olympic medal-winners as "beautiful females" whose close-up presence made him "feel like Hugh Hefner".[1] Major political controversies involve his cancellation of plans for bus rapid transit with a bicycle lane through South Winnipeg, his support of a controversial new suburban neighbourhood, Waverley West, his proposal to make land available for residential development in Assiniboine Park and his decision not to place his baseball team in a blind trust upon becoming mayor. There has been public criticism that Katz lacks a vision for Winnipeg as well, something which his 3-day Winnipeg City Summit in April 2006 was aimed at addressing. [1] The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... There is a large number of public transport systems in European towns that fulfill several of the BRT criteria given above, but they are rarely designated as BRT. Bus lanes and exclusive use of key city-centre streets is commonplace, and bus priority on approach to traffic lights is quite... Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ... Assiniboine Park is a park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... A Blind trust is a trust in which the executors or those who have been given power of attorney have full discretion over the assets, and the trust beneficiaries have no knowledge of the holdings of the trust. ... April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Events 1 April 2006 (Saturday) Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ...


Throughout his diverse career as an entrepreneur and promoter, he has fought to bring professional sports and high quality entertainment to Winnipeg. As President and CEO of Showtime Productions Inc., he is responsible for bringing acts like the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Pink Floyd, along with Broadway musicals such as Evita, Tommy, and Les MisĂ©rables to Winnipeg. All along, Sam has been fired by a belief that Winnipeg is a first-class city and a great venue for top acts and performances. Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for its psychedelic rock music, and as the band evolved, became widely known as pioneers of progressive rock music. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... The Fantasticks was the longest-running musical in history. ... Tommy (1969) is the first of The Whos two full-scale rock operas (the second being Quadrophenia), and the first musical work explicitly billed as a rock opera. ... Les Misérables (translated variously from French as The Miserable Ones, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Victims) (1862) is a novel by French author Victor Hugo, and among the best-known novels of the 19th century. ...


Sam has been President and CEO of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club since 1994, and was successful in commencing construction of CanWest Global Park; home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and a popular venue for a variety of other entertainment, which has served as a key anchor for the renaissance of downtown Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Goldeyes have been two separate and distinct baseball teams based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada playing in the independent Northern League. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Canwest Global Park is the home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League baseball team in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Downtown Winnipeg is centred around Portage Avenue and Main Street, and is bounded by the Assiniboine River on the south, Colony and Balmoral Streets on the west, Notre Dame Avenue, Princess Street, and Logan Avenue on the north, and the Red River on the east. ...


Sam was a founder of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation, an organization that has donated more than half a million dollars to children's charities and non-profit organizations in Manitoba. He has supported children’s programs and fought against the devastating effects drug abuse has on our youth and their future. A nonprofit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support an issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes. ... Drug abuse has a wide range of definitions, all of them relating either to the misuse or overuse of a psychoactive drug or performance enhancing drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. ...


In 2002, Katz was presented with the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. In 2004, he was given the province's highest honour, the Order of Manitoba, for demonstrating an ability to improve the social, cultural and economic well being of Manitoba and its residents. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Queen Elizabeth IIs Golden Jubilee Medal was a commemorative medal struck by the Royal Canadian Mint celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Her Majestys reign as Queen of Canada. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the highest honour of the Province of Manitoba. ...


Katz is involved in numerous charities such as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra performs in the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and throughout the province of Manitoba. ...


External links

  • Sam Katz home page
Preceded by
Glen Murray
Mayor of Winnipeg, MB
2004-
Succeeded by
incumbent

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Sam Katz Information (272 words)
Samuel (Sam) Michael Katz, OM, BA (born Rehovot, Israel, 1951) is the 42nd mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Katz emigrated to Winnipeg as an infant with parents Chaim and Zena Katz and his older brother David, and was raised in north Winnipeg.
Katz ran for the Winnipeg city council in 1989, but lost to Glen Murray, another future mayor of the city.
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