Carol & Neil Duboff Announced as 48th Annual Ken Kronson Sports Dinner Honourees

January 20, 2020

The Rady Jewish Community Centre is pleased to announce it will honour community activists Carol & Neil Duboff at the 48th Annual Rady JCC Ken Kronson Sports Dinner. They will be featured alongside NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, this year’s keynote speaker.

“Carol and Neil are very active members and contributors to both the Winnipeg Jewish and general communities, “said Rady JCC President Lindsay Sawyer Fay. “The Rady JCC has been fortunate to have the generous long-time support of the Duboff family since its inception.”

Carol is a retired schoolteacher who spent 33 years within the Winnipeg School Division. Even though retired, she continues to pour herself into volunteer and community work. She began over 40 years ago, calling donors on Super Sunday for Combined Jewish Appeal at the YMHA on Hargrave Avenue. Carol has been a member of Winnipeg ORT for 38 years where she has served various roles including Chapter President and Winnipeg Regional President. Some other past volunteer roles include member of the Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg, and Board member of both Jewish Child and Family Service and Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. Carol remains strongly connected to the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, serving in many capacities such as co-chair of Super Sunday, a member of the Women’s Philanthropy Division and has been the Chair of the Community Planning Committee for the past four years.

Neil is currently the managing partner of the firm Duboff Edwards Haight & Schachter Law Corporation. Born in Winnipeg, he recognizes the importance of being involved in his community, currently serving as a Trustee of the City of Winnipeg Pension Plan, Chair of the Board of the Saint Boniface Hospital Foundation, Chair of the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue Capital Campaign, a Director of the Saint Boniface Hospital and a member of the Arab Jewish Dialogue. Some of Neil’s previous volunteer roles include Chair of the Manitoba Health Professions Advisory Council, President of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, President of Jewish Child and Family Service, Member of the Manitoba Public Utilities Board, a director of Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club, a director of the Native Association of Trust Officers, and a director of the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation.


The annual event – the largest of its kind in Manitoba – raises funds to enable the Rady JCC to provide scholarships, camperships and community service programs for those in the community who need them most regardless of financial situation, ability, age or cultural background. The evening includes a four-course gala dinner, silent, live, and rainbow auctions. Individual tickets, corporate tables, and sponsorships are available.

Full details can be found by visiting or by contacting Michelle McFarlane at 204.477.7513 or by email at