By virtue of the authority vested in me as the Mayor of Thompson, I hereby proclaim the month of November 2018 as "Diabetes Month” in the City of Thompson.
WHEREAS the citizens of Thompson recognize the immeasurable value of Medical Radiation Technology in the diagnostic and treatment field of medicine;
AND WHEREAS Medical Radiation Technologists are highly skilled Health Care Professionals dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to patients while maintaining a high degree of technical competence;
AND WHEREAS Medical Radiation Technologists, in concert with their colleagues across Canada, continually establish new levels and standards of excellence in each of the four vital disciplines within the profession of Medical Radiation Technology, to wit, the fields of
Medical Radiologic (X-ray) Technology;
Nuclear Medicine Technology;
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology; and
AND WHEREAS 89 years ago in 1929, the Manitoba Association of Medical Radiation Technologists was formed, making it the first such organization in all of Canada;
AND WHEREAS the Manitoba membership has grown from an original 25 to over 900;
AND WHEREAS nationwide, Medical Radiation Technologists annually celebrate their essential role during "MRT Week”, to always fall in the week of November 8th, being the day Wihelm Roentgen discovered what is now known as "X-rays”;
NOW, THEREFORE, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME AS THE MAYOR OF THOMPSON, I HEREBY PROCLAIM THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4 - 10, 2018 AS "MEDICAL RADIATION TECHNOLOGY (MRT) WEEK” IN THE CITY OF THOMPSON and call to the attention of all citizens the contributions and achievements of the members of the Manitoba Association of Medical Radiation Technologists.