Congratulations to these well deserved recipients of the 2020 SARP (Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals) Awards who are both from our community of Wynyard:
Outstanding Recreation Professional Award — Clint McConnell
The Outstanding Recreation Professional Award is given to a Professional member who has been in the recreation field for a minimum of 10 years and is currently a member in good standing. They have been recognized for their outstanding contribution in the field of recreation and leisure and have made contributions that are consistent with S.A.R.P.’s values.
The successful recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Recreation Professional Award is Clint McConnell!
Clint was nominated by Joaleen Unger and Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski.
Clint began his adventures in recreation and leisure back in the 90’s. After graduating from SIAST, Clint’s first job was in Whitewood as their Recreation Director. From Whitewood, he moved on to the City of Moose Jaw Aquatics for a few months before moving on to a bigger role in the field with the non-profit organization called the Saskatchewan Recreation Facility Association. He and a colleague were tasked with the development of a Provincial Recreation Facility Directory…….all done through faxes, snail mail and phone calls.
Clint later became the Director of Recreation and Leisure Services for the Town of Wynyard. He was in charge of facility management and programming for the community. While working in Wynyard, he expanded his resume by joining regional and provincial committees and boards. He also continued lifelong learning by attending annual events for recreation practitioners. Congratulations Clint!
Up & Coming Recreation Professional Award — Sigourney Anderson
The Up & Coming Recreation Professional Award is given to a Professional or Associate member who has been in the recreation field for less than 10 years and who has made contributions that are consistent with S.A.R.P.’s values.
The successful recipient of the 2020 Up & Coming Recreation Professional Award is Sigourney Anderson!
Sigourney was nominated by Clint McConnell and Rob Boulding.
Sigourney moved to Wynyard in February 2016 with an intent of gaining experience and expanding her horizons in the recreation field. She has made a very positive impact on the community these last 5 years. Some of her highlights include overseeing the construction of a new arena, purchase and renovation of the Cornerstone Arts and Culture Centre, a Founding member of the Rec Risers Fundraising Group, updating standard operating procedures for various facilities and so much more. In addition to overseeing projects and managing the recreation delivery system in Wynyard, Sigourney is also committed to lifelong learning and has successfully completed many courses to ensure she is keeping up to date on trends and operating systems. Congratulations Sigourney!
You can read more about the SARP Awards here.
Congratulations to participating Prairie Central Communities & to those receiving playground stencil kits, can’t wait to see them in Regina Beach, Casa Rio and LeRoy!!