Alice Mary-Elizabeth Cheatley, a resident of Winnipeg in the diocese of Rupert’s Land who is a member of St. Alban Anglican church, was named to the Order of Canada in January.
Ms. Cheatley has been involved in the field of education in Manitoba for nearly 60 years. She was the first full-time president of the Winnipeg Teachers Association and a founding member of the Manitoba Research Council. She also chaired the first status of women committee of the Manitoba Teachers Society. In 1999, she accompanied the then-bishop of Rupert’s Land, Patrick Lee, to the diocese’s twin diocese of Central Buganda in Africa prior to his retirement. She will be presented with her award in October 2002.