“The world is hugged by the faithful arms of Volunteers...”
I came across this in a national posting this week and thought it was so fitting for this month’s blog...”volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out far and wide to improve communities…” Undeniably, volunteers rock!
Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 12-18, 2015, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to get involved in their communities. It's about thanking those people in our community for taking the time to make a difference.
On April 16th the City of Warman hosted a Volunteer Appreciation supper to say thank you to the volunteers of the community and to present three very special awards.
The first award was for Youth Volunteer of the Year. This award was presented to a special and talented young lady, Raija McCallen. Described by those around her as “more than just a coach”, Raija has become an exceptional role model to athletes in the gym and school. In addition, her patience and kindness has had lasting effects within the community. She has dedicated hundreds of hours of her personal time coaching the Warman High School Teams. We are so fortunate to have her as a leader within our community.
The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Matt Misskey. Matt has impacted the lives of dozens upon dozens of young people within the community. He has shown leadership and tremendous dedication to the sport of basketball. Volunteering most of his time coaching, Matt has become a pillar in the development of this sport in Warman.
Sonia’s School of Ukrainian Dance was presented the Committee of the Year Award. The group is a competitive Ukrainian Dance Group for ages 3 to 18 years. Countless hours of work have been dedicated to the restructuring and reorganizing of this group. This dedication is highlighted by the success this group has experienced in Warman. Over the past year, Sonia’s School of Ukrainian Dance, has showcased their incredible talent in and around the community by performing at local events.
The year-end recital for the group will be held Thursday, April 30th, 2015 and Friday, May 1st, 2015 at the Warman Community Middle School. Doors open at 6:30pm and starts at 7:00pm. I invite all of you to attend this great event.
Congratulations to our 2015 Volunteer Award Recipients.
Warman’s population is growing, and why wouldn't it? This new city is the best community to live, work, play and retire to.
We have some new interesting information about Warman’s population. Approximately 1500 residents are older than 55 years, with the remaining 8,000 under 55. Warman is a young, vibrant, progressive community. It is also a wonderful place to raise a family. Raising my family here has been such a great experience. Now I am fortunate that my grown children are starting to return to Warman with their own families.
Let's keep our community growing, as Warman grows so does the Economic opportunities. The correlation between these two are completely connected.
Warman 2014 Sask Health Covered Population
Age Male Female Total
Under 1 91 100 191
1 to 4 403 364 767
5 to 9 448 413 861
10 to 14 351 349 700
15 to 19 297 279 576
20 to 24 256 257 513
25 to 29 332 390 722
30 to 34 453 464 917
35 to 39 428 427 855
40 to 44 356 363 719
45 to 49 313 265 578
50 to 54 264 251 515
55 to 59 243 251 494
60 to 64 205 187 392
65 to 69 121 130 251
70 to 74 86 87 173
75 to 79 63 72 135
80 to 84 34 47 81
85 to 89 25 30 55
90 to 94 5 16 21
95 Plus 2 5 7
Total 4,776 4,747. 9,523
Help one another; there's no time like the present and no present like the time. ~James Durst