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I am very proud to be the first Mayor for the City of Warman.

From the first time I came to visit Warman over 30 years ago it has been very apparent Warman's charm comes from it's people.  The residents of Warman welcomed my family back then, and they continue to share their friendly community with all who come to live here or visit this fine City.  I am pleased to  have this kind of oppurtunity to share on a monthly basis, the good news and positive actions taking place in our community, the City of Warman.  Grab a cup of coffee and read on what is current and happening in the City of Warman.

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Apr 29

Warman Has Community Spirit

Posted on April 29, 2019 at 2:30 PM by Erin Legg

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." – Coretta Scott King

volunteer awards pic collageThe City of Warman celebrates volunteerism each year by awarding exceptional community members for their service and for their contributions to our city’s community spirit. It is a well-deserved recognition for these special people. This year we congratulated Peter Guenther (Citizen of the Year), Tyler Karst (Volunteer of the Year), Route 11 Creative Arts Centre (Committee of the Year), and Karanjit Bola and Janelle Johnston (Youth Volunteers of the Year).

As we see April slip into May, I would like to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you!” to all of our volunteers who invest their time and passion towards making a difference in the community. Volunteerism generates well-being for both the volunteer and the recipient. Taking the time to nurture, help out where needed, and truly care for one other are the elements needed to grow a strong and connected city alive with community spirit.

We live busy lives. It can be difficult to find extra time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. Studies have shown that volunteering can help reduce stress, therefore having a great benefit to your overall health! It’s also a great way to make new friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even help your career. I know these to be true from my own personal experience.

I have witnessed and also benefited from the kind acts of neighbours and community members who see a need and step forward to fill it. This type of giving spirit fosters and develops a strong sense of community. This is the kind of city Warman is, and what makes it such a special place to call home.

I encourage you to lend a hand whenever and wherever you can – not because you get something back, but because you are able to give. Albert Schweitzer is quoted, “Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.”

Let’s be the kind of community that goes the extra mile.

~Sheryl

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