Congratulations to Tianna Zimmerman … Canada’s Special Olympics Athlete of the Year. “Today, she is a Special Olympics World Champion after bringing home gold in the women’s relay and bronze in the 800-metre freestyle from the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
A young athlete and relatively new to swimming, Tianna’s confidence grew with her skills in the pool. She progressed from short freestyle and backstroke distances to the 800-metre freestyle, along with the butterfly and breaststroke events. She was determined to learn how to dive and flip-turn as well. She approached every challenge head-on and excelled.
Tianna has not only grown as an athlete, but also in life. She’s been the athlete representative on her local Community Executive Committee and continues to serve as cheerleader and a beam of positivity for her teammates.”
Tianna will receive her award on November 14th at the Special Olympics Canada National Awards Night in Toronto. We are so very proud of you, Tianna. You can read more about her and the other recipients here.
Congratulations to the recipients of the Saskatchewan Arts Board Awards. Presented by the Arts Board, these awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines. Recipients are awarded a limited-edition sculpture by Saskatchewan artist Marie Lannoo and a cash prize.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Martha Cole, Disley
ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD – David L. McIntyre, Regina
ARTS AND LEARNING AWARD – Zoey Roy, Saskatoon
RBC EMERGING ARTIST AWARD – Mary Lynn Podiluk, Saskatoon
LEADERSHIP — INDIVIDUAL AWARD – Kim Houghtaling, Swift Current
LEADERSHIP — ORGANIZATION AWARD – Common Weal Community Arts
You can read more about each recipient here.
Congratulations to the town of Lanigan upon finishing as one of 3 finalists in the Kraft Heinz Project Play Competition. After raising monies from fundraisers and with donations from businesses and organizations, the local waterpark committee now adds the $25,000 from Kraft Heinz Project Play to its overall total. This is will help them to continue moving forward to having the waterpark become a reality.
Congratulations to the town of Outlook upon receiving the Communities in Bloom award for the population category of 2001-3000. Outlook received 3 blooms with special mention for the Highway 4-Way Stop Greenspace. Read more about it here.
Photo: L-R: Andrew Exelby, SPRA Consultant
& Jordy Jones, Outlook Recreation Director
The 10th Annual Saskatchewan Senior Volunteer Awards were presented on September 29, 2019. Congratulations to the following recipients who reside within the Prairie Central District:
Elaine Seifert, Lanigan – Intergenerational
Elizabeth’s Place Inc., Humboldt – Teamwork
Congratulations to Nolan Barnes, Saskatoon for being named Sask Sport Inc’s September Athlete of the Month. Nolan set the world record in the MP2 Slalom and a Canadian record in the MP2 Jump at the 2019 Disabled World Water Ski Championships in Skarnes, Norway this summer. Read more.
Congratulations to Martha Cole from Disley as a recipient of the 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award. “Martha has become a mentor to many artists nationally and internationally. She has taught workshops through CARFAC, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, the Lumsden and District Arts Council and numerous other textile-focused organizations across Canada and the United States.
Her art is in the public collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Government of Saskatchewan, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Weyburn Arts Council and the City of Regina, as well as in numerous private collections. In 2017 Martha was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit for her contributions to the province.” Read More