Volunteer Recognition Awards

The City of Melville Volunteer Recognition Awards


Presented by: The City of Melville Sport, Culture, and Recreation & Leisure Services Advisory Board 

The volunteer recognition program is organized by the City of Melville to recognize the contributions volunteers provide to sport, culture, recreation and overall community involvement. Its purpose is to recognize the volunteer contributions of people active in developing, administrating or providing programs and activities.

Awards may be presented in the following categories:

RECREATION – Individual

The Recreation Volunteer Award is presented to an individual who has shown exemplary community service in the administration and leadership of leisure activities. Recreation can involve sport, fitness, heritage, social, cultural, intellectual activity and outdoor pursuits.

2020 Recipient Darren Wandy

CULTURE – Individual or Group

The Culture Volunteer Award is presented to an individual or a group whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the overall cultural identity of their community. This will encompass the area of heritage conservation, arts and/or multiculturalism.

2020 Recipient Don Mihaichuk


The Community Involvement Volunteer Award is presented to an individual or group who has shown exemplary community involvement and development. The individual or group has exhibited strong community spirit, pride, and enhanced the community through their volunteer actions.

2020 Recipient Colleen Gorecki

YOUTH – Individual

The Youth Volunteer Award is presented to a youth, to a maximum of 18 years of age, who has demonstrated leadership qualities in one or more of the listed categories (sport, recreation, culture, community involvement). Please list the nominee’s date of birth on the nomination form.

2020 Recipient Minheon "Bella" Song


SPORT – Individual

The Sport Volunteer Award is presented to an individual whose leadership qualities have contributed to the development of sport. It includes administration, leadership, coaching and participation in physical activities for enjoyment, fitness or excellence at all skill levels. 

SENIOR – Individual

The Senior Volunteer Award is presented to a senior, being 55 years or older, who works with or volunteers with seniors. The person is involved and active in their community or district and belongs to organizations/committees within their community or district. The individual shares knowledge by teaching skills and/or resources (ie: quilting, knitting, sewing, carpentry, painting/drawing, etc) to others.


Nominations will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, November 20, 2020. Please return the nomination form to the Horizon Credit Union Centre Administration Office 575 2nd Avenue West, Melville or to Melville City Hall at 430 Main Street, Melville. Forms may also be sent to:

City of Melville

ATTN: Recreation Dept.

Box 1240

Melville, SK.

S0A 2P0

The City of Melville Sport, Culture, Recreation & Leisure Services Advisory Board will select the award recipients December 2020. 

For more information contact Kristin Renkas - Recreation & Programming Manager at 306-728-6847 or krenkas@melville.ca.