We all know someone who selflessly volunteers their personal time
to make our neighbourhoods better places to live, work, and play in. We’re all aware of community-focused groups that work hard to ensure that their good works are a benefit to us all.
We’d like you to help us acknowledge these deserving neighbourhood heroes.
“Volunteers aren’t looking for accolades and community groups generally fly under the radar, but the extraordinary efforts of these individuals and their organizations need to be recognized,” explains Brent Thomas, Casera’s CEO. “That’s why we present Casera Community Awards annually to those who make a significant difference in our communities.”
Established in 2016, the Casera Community Awards for Leadership and Enrichment honour the good deeds of volunteers and organizations. Since then, Community Leadership Awards have been presented to Carol Fletcher, Bernard Koley, Wilma Sotas, Peter Martin, Daryl Reid, and Dave Stewart. Community Enrichment Awards have also been conferred on Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue, Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps — 350 Transcona, L’Arche Tova Café, and Dakota Collegiate Hamper Time.
There are two award categories:
- Community Leadership
The Leadership Award honours those individuals who over time have contributed to the social fabric of their community through visionary leadership or tireless volunteer work.
- Community Enrichment
The Enrichment Award celebrates nonprofit organizations that over time have made significant contributions to the well-being of the neighbourhoods in which they work.
If you know a resident of Transcona or St. Vital who passionately volunteers his or her time to such organizations as community clubs, sports teams, service clubs or church groups, then nominate them for a Casera Community Leadership Award. If you’re aware of a nonprofit organization that deserves to be honoured for their contributions, nominate them for a Casera Community Enrichment Award.
Nomination forms are available at Casera’s branches, or they can be downloaded at www.caseracu.ca. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020. The awards will be presented at Casera’s Annual General Meeting on April 21, 2020.