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Patti Bonas
Award for Excellence in Community Services

Patti has been volunteering at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg for the past three years. She is involved in a wide range of community and recreation projects from fundraising to crafts and friendly visiting with residents. Her personal dedication and inspiration has truly enriched the lives of both staff and residents at the Home.

Noteworthy Nominations:
Young Adult Team, Tache Centre
Ryan Sturgeon, Valleyview Personal Care Home
Verla Driedger, Boyne Lodge Personal Care Home
Liane Simoens, Tache Centre

Recreation Staff at Lions Personal Care CentreRecreation Staff at Lions Personal Care Centre
Award for Excellence in Recreation Therapy Services

This year’s recipient for Recreation Therapy Services is the Recreation Staff at Lions Personal Care Centre for their remarkable program “Helping Hands”. The program brings together residents, families and volunteers to make sandwiches and goodies for the homeless in Winnipeg. These are picked up monthly by the Salvation Army Soup Van. The program has not only benefited the community at large but it has created a feeling of purpose and self worth for the residents.

Noteworthy Nominations:
Dave Muir, Golden West Centennial Lodge
Faye Dyck, Central Park Lodge, Parkview Place
Recreation Department, Heritage Lodge (2 submissions)
Rhonda Plett, The Boundary Trails Health Centre
Recreation Team, Charleswood Care Centre