Sask Book Awards
Congratulations to Carol Daniels GoldenEagle from Regina Beach for winning a Sask Book award at the Annual gala in Regina on April 27th. Carol won an award for her book “Peau d’ours’ (French translation of Bearskin Diaries).
Prairie Rivers Reconciliation Committee
Prairie Rivers Reconciliation Committee met at a retreat at Wanuskewin Heritage Park to discuss next steps for Reconciliation, education and building relationships. Bonnie Wohlberg, Community Consultant with the Prairie Central District was in attendance.
“Relationships that have been established as a result of this committee have been outstanding and have allowed us to identify reconciliation champions we can rely on,” says Robin Bendig, program coordinator at Great Plains College and co-chair of the committee.
“It is amazing what a passionate group can accomplish when they come together and have support from organizations such as Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation,” Bendig said. Read more.
Accolades to the following members of the Prairie Central District upon receiving the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medals
- Ben Buhler, Osler
- Edna Poncelet, Grandora
- Alvin Hingley, Humboldt
- Robert Dumur, Fort Qu’Appelle, 2017 recipient
These were presented by Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy at the Hotel Saskatchewan on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Read more.
Congratulations to Ted Rowan of Martensville ….
- Won two gold medals (decathlon and triple jump) and two silvers (high jump and long jump) in the 85-89 masters age category at the World Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which drew competition from 196 countries. He set a world record in the decathlon and Canadian records in the long jump, 80 m hurdles and discus at the event.
- Won four gold medals at the Canadian Master’s Track and Field Championships, with wins in pentathlon masters (85-89), 100 m masters (80-99), pole vault masters (85-89) and javelin throw masters (85-89). He set a world record in the pentathlon with the finish, and Canadian records in the pole vault, 100 m and javelin.
- Won two bronze medals in the masters’ 85-89 category in long jump and shotput, as well as 6th in discus and javelin at the Saskatchewan Athletics Provincial Championships.
AND Congratulations to Richard Smith of Fort Qu’Appelle …
Since 2003, when he started rating courses, Smith has been a dedicated Golf Saskatchewan volunteer. In that time, he has sat on the organization’s board of directors and served on various committees, including programs and member services, course rating, handicap and executive. In 2014-15, Smith served as the President of Golf Saskatchewan and in 2018 he was recognized with the organization’s Long-Term and Exemplary Volunteer Service Award. In addition to his provincial service, Smith has taken on several roles with Golf Canada and currently serves as the chair of the organization’s course rating and handicap committee. Smith has also contributed to national and international golf events within the province, most recently volunteering at the LPGA’s CP Women’s Open in Regina.
Prairie Central District extends congratulations to all the 2018 Sask Sports Awards Recipients which are listed here.
Accolades to our Prairie Central Board Member, Angela Reddekopp for being named Sask in Motion Guest Curator. Referring to the Sask in Motion website: “Angela Reddekopp is the Recreation Program Supervisor for the City of Martensville. She thrives on getting her community active through various activities and events. She has a passion for the outdoors and loves to travel. When she’s not trying to keep Martensville moving she stays busy with her twin boys and husband who always keep her on her toes. Angela has worked for the City since 2010 and continues to see the value of an active, in motion community, family, and life!! Here’s where you can find Angela: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Martensville-Recreation-232336160446760/ Website: http://www.martensville.ca/
Congratulations to local swimmer Tia Zimmerman from Englefeld for winning a gold medal at the special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE competing in the 4×50 Freestyle Relay. The race was the final event for the 17-year-old Zimmerman who picked up a bronze medal the day prior in the 800m Freestyle. Tia also placed fourth in the 3rd event that she participated in which was the 400m, freestyle. More information can be found here.
We’re very proud of you Tia. Tia was on the Prairie Central District 2016 Sask Summer Games swim team and 2018 PCD Sask Winter Games bowling team.
By the Book – Congratulations to the local book artists who have their work on display until the end of April at the Main Branch of Regina Public Library (downtown). Included in the display are works by Martha Cole, Barbara Mader, Rosemarie Schumann along with others who have taken programming with Lumsden and District Arts Council.
“Thanks to our subscribers for reading and responding to our emails, we were just named a Constant Contact All Star for 2018.”
Congratulations to the LBMHA for a successful Rural Female Festival. Check out the follow up report from their Chair, Mandi Flichel:
Congratulations to Celina Quewezanze who received a $5000 Indigenous/Metis Art Grant. The following is an excerpt from the February 11th edition of the Wadena News.
Congratulations to Calvin Bruneau, City of Warman and Lawrence Dunne, City of Humboldt who were among those that received Meritorious Service Awards for their long-standing municipal service and commitment to quality of life across Saskatchewan. This was part of the Recreation Sector that was recognized at SUMA 2019.