204.885.2444
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Macdonald Public Recreation Commission

Who is Macdonald Public Recreation?

Macdonald Public Recreation Commission is comprised of councilors from the RM of Macdonald, the Recreation Director and 6 community volunteers. The committee works to promote a coordinated, municipal wide approach to recreation and advises Municipal Council on recreation issues such as community recreation needs, recreation facilities and support for community groups.

Role of the Commission

  • To promote a coordinated, municipal wide approach to the provision of recreation opportunities.
  • Support community, municipal recreation organizations in the delivery of programs and services.
  • Support community recreation associations in development and maintenance of community recreation facilities.
  • To develop and sustain effective leadership and volunteers which support recreation, physical activity, sport and healthy, active lifestyles.
  • Liaison to Municipal Council on recreation related matters.
  • Continually evaluate programs, services and approaches to ensure they are meeting the needs of the municipality.

Funding Programs

Recreation Program Support- Supporting community organizations to initiate new recreation programs that are accessible to the municipality.

Recreation Leadership Development- Supporting the development of skills of persons in a recreation leadership role (eg. coaches, board development, volunteers, fitness leaders, etc.) Receipts must be submitted by December 31st of the year the program was completed.

Library Membership Assistance- Providing assistance to individuals and families to purchase memberships to libraries up to $50 per family. To qualify, proof of membership of the current year must be submitted to the RM of Macdonald by December 31st. For additional information, please call the RM of Macdonald office at 204.736.2255.

Youth Initiatives- Encouraging communities to develop recreation opportunities for youth.

Recreation Facilities- Supporting the development and maintenance of recreation facilities.

Complete program guidelines are available from the MHRD office.

Volunteer Service Awards

The Macdonald Volunteer Service Awards were introduced in 2006 at the 125th Anniversary of the RM of Macdonald. Several awards are presented annually by the Macdonald Public Recreation Commission at a special event honoring the recipients. Since its inception, 85 residents have been recognized for their efforts and dedication to their communities.

Who can be nominated?

The Macdonald Volunteer Service Awards are presented annually to people who have embodied the spirit of volunteerism and have made a lasting and meaningful contribution through their volunteer activities. Nominees may be of any age. The volunteer work must have been performed in the R.M. of Macdonald.

Criteria

Nominees will be judged according to the following criteria:

Activity - What did the nominee do? How many years did he/she commit to volunteer efforts?
Leadership - How did the nominee demonstrate leadership?
Other Volunteer Involvement - What other volunteer activities has the nominee participated in?
Impact - What was the outcome of the volunteer's efforts? How many people benefited? What was accomplished?

Award Categories

Youth
This award recognizes people under 25 who have made considerable contributions to their schools, organizations and communities through volunteer work. These volunteers serve as a role models, encouraging their peer groups to give of themselves for the benefit of the community.

Individual Volunteers
This is presented to exceptional individual volunteers whose efforts have contributed significantly to the quality of life in their communities.

Older Adult

Honours an older adult who generously gives their time and energy to help others and their community.

Award of Merit
This award is presented to individuals who have made an exemplary contribution to the community. Posthumous nominations are accepted.

Nomination forms and further information is available from MHRD at 204.885.2444 or .

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS
March 2nd, 2018



Past Award Recipients (2006 - 2009)

NAME

CATEGORY

YEAR

Samantha Kozalk (La Salle)

Youth

2006

Ernie Chumola (Starbuck)

Individual

2006

Joanne Rempel (Oak Bluff)

Individual

2006

Walter Carswell (Domain)

Award of Merit

2006

Mildred Sweeney (Domain)

Award of Merit

2006

Don & Gladys Manness (Domain)

Award of Merit

2006

Ruth Gellatly (Starbuck)

Award of Merit

2006

1973 Oak Bluff Volunteer & Recreation Board (Oak Bluff)

Award of Merit

2006

Richard Hewett (Oak Bluff)

Individual

2006

Heather Lewko (Sanford)

Individual

2007

Lorne Erb (Sanford)

Award of Merit

2007

Les McIntosh (Starbuck)

Individual

2007

Tom Hancock (Oak Bluff)

Individual

2008

John & Helen Marshall (Starbuck)

Individual

2008

Becki Kozalk (La Salle)

Youth

2009

Florence Parker (Starbuck)

Individual

2009

Kerri Molloy (La Salle)

Individual

2009

Barbara Agland-O’Connor (La Salle)

Individual

2009

Marlene Podaima (Starbuck)

Award of Merit

2009

Brian Ewanika (La Salle)

Award of Merit

2009

Jim Moffat (Sanford)

Award of Merit

2009

Past Award Recipients (2010 -2014)

Danny & Roslyn Anseeuw (Oak Bluff)

Individual

2010

Heather Bunkowsky (Brunkild)

Individual

2010

Romeo Saltiss (Starbuck)

Award of Merit

2010

Monty Magarrell (La Salle/Domain)

Award of Merit

2010

Grace Hendrickson (Starbuck)

Award of Merit

2010

Gerald Hogue (Domain)

Award of Merit

2010

Michelle Erb (Sanford)

Youth

2011

Sharon Masse (Starbuck)

Individual

2011

Tammy Shirtliff (Starbuck)

Individual

2011

Rae Cormier (La Salle)

Individual

2011

Janice Harrison (Domain)

Award of Merit

2011

Eric Glass (Oak Bluff)

Award of Merit

2011

Wendy Kukelko (Oak Bluff)

Individual

2012

Gary Romijn (La Salle)

Individual

2012

Michelle Grabowski (Brunkild)

Individual

2012

Ray Kasur (Sanford)

Individual

2012

Regina Parker (La Salle)

Individual

2012

Janis McMorran (Starbuck)

Award of Merit

2012

Shirley Cole (Domain)

Award of Merit

2012

Patsy Andrews-Vert (Starbuck)

Individual

2013

Larry Manson (Domain)

Individual

2013

Rita Lavoie (Starbuck)

Individual

2013

Lynne Elke (La Salle)

Individual

2013

Jon and Jen Magarrell (Domain)

Individual

2013

Isobel Cuddy (Sanford)

Award of Merit

2013

Joyce and Rudy Dusik (Oak Bluff)

Award of Merit

2013

Doug Pouteau (Sanford)

Individual

2014

Past Award Recipients (2015 - 2017)

Cordelia Yaworski

Individual Award

2015

Sharon Bestland & Barb Kaminsky (Brunkild)

Individual Award

2015

Ron Hewett (Oak Bluff)

Award of Merit

2015

Starbuck Dinner Theater (Starbuck)

Award of Merit

2015

Marianne & Dennis Litster (Domain)

Award of Merit

2015

Tom & Donna Bell (La Salle)

Award of Merit

2016

Alison Sims (Brunkild)

Individual

2016

Jane Manness (Domain)

Individual

2016

Harry Ammeter (Starbuck)

Award of Merit

2016

Marie & Brent Poole (Oak Bluff)

Award of Merit

2016

Doug Moors (Sanford)

Award of Merit

2016

Erin Westra (Oak Bluff)

Youth

2016

Alyssa Robb (Oak Bluff)

Youth

2016

Lenny Poersch (Brunkild)

Award of Merit

2017

Ben Brigg (Domain)

Youth

2017

Carol Pasieczka (Domain)

Individual

2017

Philip and Leanne Fenez (La Salle)

Individual

2017

Trevor Richardson (Sanford)

Individual

2017

Cathy Arnal (Starbuck)

Award of Merit

2017

Earl Winzinowich (Oak Bluff)

Individual

2017