Alfred was the founding member of the Cambrian Credit Union (Selkirk). a founder, planner and Director of Tudor House Personal Care Home, and founding President of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Manitoba in 1960 and one of the founders of the Selkirk Row-A-Lung. He was also involved in many other community organizations including Christ Church Anglican, the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation Board, the Association of Community Living, male voice choir, Selkirk Glee Club and the Selkirk Senior Harmonicats. The profession of psychiatric nursing owes much to the vision and courage which Alf possessed. On November 27th, 2009, the Selkirk Psychiatric Institute (SPI) became the Alf Barnett Building (ABB) as a tribute to his memory and tremendous contributions he made to the profession.
Alfred Barnett, RPN founding President of the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Manitoba
Selkirk Mental Health Centre
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