City of Warman Volunteer Appreciation Awards
The City of Warman annual volunteer awards evening is an event that celebrates the individuals and organizations in the community that makes Warman the wonderful city we love to call home. Many of the community’s activities and initiatives just wouldn’t exist without the dedication and hard work of our numerous volunteers.
The 2020 awards presentation was to take place on April 2 and the Legends Golf Course. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the evening was cancelled. However, we could not let the hard work of our volunteers go overlooked, so we had to adapt! We are pleased to have recognized the City of Warman 2020 Volunteer Award winners with a physically-distant awards presentation in early June.
City of Warman 2020 Volunteer Appreciation Awards & Winners
DIAMOND CITIZEN AWARD: This award is the highest honour of the Volunteer Awards program, reserved for a true community builder, someone who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes, who has donated time and skill towards the betterment of others, and who has truly made an impact for future generations.
Congratulations to the City of Warman 2020 Diamond Citizen of the Year, Barrie Redford!
Barrie founded the Warman Community band in 2000. He has applied his musical and teaching experience to countless hours of instruction, sourcing music and practice space, conducting rehearsals, organizing community concerts, and sharing his love of music with others. As a conductor, his bandmates describe him as a great musician, and a patient, creative educator. The Warman Community Band (celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year) thoroughly appreciates Barrie’s leadership.
LEGENDARY GROUP AWARD: The Legendary Group of the Year is a club that has contributed long-term to Warman. With their combined efforts this club has developed and implemented projects, fundraisers and/or events that have had a positive impact on our community.
Congratulations to Warman Community Association, the City of Warman’s 2020 Legendary Group of the Year!
The Warman Community Association is a non-profit, volunteer-run group that puts on events to raise funds and lends a volunteer-hand when needed. They have been serving Warman in numerous ways since 1956. Recipients of contributions from Warman Community association include Warman High School scholarships, buddy benches for Warman Elementary School, Prairie Oasis gazebo, Brian King Centre, Warman Fire Rescue, Warman Food Bank, and the Legends Centre.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: This award recognizes individuals whose efforts have made a significant impact on the development and advancement of recreational sports, arts and culture, environmental leadership, or community and social services. The major focus of this award involves volunteer efforts made during the calendar year (January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019).
The City of Warman 2020 Volunteer of the Year is Cam Kayter!
For Cam, volunteering is a way for him to share his passion for encouraging youth to excel in both sports and in life. Cam leads coach and player development with the Warman Minor Hockey Association. In 2019, he coached the Warman Wildcats Peewee AA hockey team, leading them to win the Centre Four Hockey League and the Northern Provincial finals, culminating with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association Peewee AA championship. These young athletes have benefitted from Cam’s leadership, learning the importance of teamwork, responsibility, goal setting, accountability, and how to overcome challenges. These are life lessons that are very important for kids to learn, so thank you Cam for your hard work and dedication to sports and recreation in the City of Warman.
The 2020 Volunteer of the Year award is sponsored by aodbt Architecture and Interior Design.
GROUP OF THE YEAR: This award is given to a club (with three or more members) whose efforts have significantly contributed to Warman’s quality of life through recreational sports, arts and culture, environmental leadership, or community and social services. The major focus of this award involves volunteer efforts made during the calendar year (January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019).
The Warman History Committee is the 2020 Group of the Year!
The Warman History Committee prominently represents our city’s past with its maintenance of historical displays at the Legends Centre, and has made significant contributions to the arts and culture scene, especially with the undertaking of the research, story collection, and photo sourcing for a local history book project. It is a massive project and the volunteers of the committee have done a great job getting it off the ground.
FUTURE LEADER AWARD: This Future Leader Award is given to a resident 18 years or under who is actively involved in the community and who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in his or her area of interest.
The 2020 City of Warman Future Leader is Adam Fenner!
Adam is a friend of Warman Fire Rescue – always helping with breakfasts, barbeques and open houses – and recently completed his first responder training. When he’s not at the fire hall, Adam is at the rink either playing hockey or reffing! He is not a stranger to being recognized for his community involvement: when Adam was in grade 9 he earned a citizenship award for his volunteering. Adam is a flight leader with his air cadets’ squadron, winning a sportsmanship award in 2019, and now teaches new cadets wilderness survival skills.
LEGACY RECOGNITION: It is with great honor that the City of Warman remembers an individual of our community who spent valuable hours volunteering throughout her lifetime. We are pleased to present a Legacy Recognition of Catharine Braun as part of the 2020 volunteer appreciation awards. A plaque commemorating Catharine’s memory will be installed on a city bench as an everlasting tribute.
Catharine was a lovely person who gave hours of her time to many different causes and groups in the community. For years, Catharine operated a daycare, creating a fun, nurturing place for children to play and learn. This connection with families resulted in a flood of graduation and wedding invites through the years!
Catharine enjoyed working at the Warman Thrift Store and with various church activities. She was a gentle and kind woman who loved to visit with everyone. Along with her husband, she meticulously cared for the Warman Cemetery for decades. Catharine Braun left the City of Warman a better place.
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR: The Volunteer Firefighter of the Year is a member of Warman Fire Rescue who is nominated by his or her peers based on years of service, call and training attendance, and giving back both within the fire hall and the community.
The City of Warman is pleased to announce the 2020 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year is Brian Revet!
Brian joined Warman Fire Rescue in 1989 and is a fully certified firefighter and first responder. He’s been an integral part of the firefighting team, whether it’s through his repainting of old fire trucks to make them look new again, or teaching first aid to high school students and kids in the babysitting course.
In 1996 Brian became one of the first Automated External Defibrillator (AED) instructors in the province. He created the first-ever first responder group in Saskatchewan, and today there are over 100 others. Brian has competed and earned medals in many first responder competitions across the province. He is a regular volunteer at Red Cross blood drives in the City of Warman, as well as with Remembrance Day ceremonies, pancake breakfasts, and BBQs!
Sponsors for the 2020 City of Warman Volunteer Appreciation Awards
Watch for information, including nomination procedures and sponsorship opportunities, about the City of Warman 2021 Volunteer Appreciation Awards coming in late 2020.