Monthly Award

Indigenous Athlete of the Month Award

The MASRC wants to recognize Indigenous athletes and their outstanding achievements in sport throughout the Province on a monthly basis. This recognition will be highlighted monthly on all our social media platforms.

Athlete of the Month Online Nomination Form

Nomination Criteria

  • The Athlete of the Month Award is open to Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, or Métis) athletes who perform solo or as part of a team.
  • A "team" is defined as a number of persons associated together in an activity. This includes all-star teams and contingents competing in individual disciplines in which there is a recognized team award.
  • To be eligible, athletes must:
    • Participate in a sport which is a recognized by an affiliate of MASRC.
    • Be amateur in status as defined by their provincial sport organizations.
    • Make their primary residence in Manitoba. Athletes who live temporarily in other locations for educational or training purposes and are products of our organization are also eligible as are athletes who are originally from other provinces provided their primary residence is declared as being from Manitoba.
  • Nominations are made by coaches, teachers, community members and affiliate members of MASRC.
  • Nominator is only allowed to nominate one athlete per month.
  • An athlete may only win this award once per calendar year.
  • The nomination deadline is the 15 th of every month (January winner will be announced in February, February's winner in March and so on.)
  • The Awards and Recognition Committee will review all nominations and determine the award recipient. The decisions of the Awards and Recognition Committee are final.

Indigenous Community Champion of the Month Award

The MASRC wants to recognize Indigenous community members throughout the province. This recognition will be highlighted monthly on all our social media portals. It will go to an individual who has excelled in their respective sport over the past month.

Community Champion of the Month Online Nomination Form

Nomination Criteria

  • The Community Champion of the Month Award is open to Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, or Métis) peoples who recognizably go above and beyond for their those who are in their community.
  • A "community" is a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. A community champion could be someone who helps out at community events, offers rides, volunteers, and the list goes on.
  • To be eligible, must:
    • Make their primary residence in Manitoba.
  • Nominations are made by coaches, teachers, community members and affiliate members of MASRC.
  • Nominator is only allowed to nominate one person per month.
  • A community member may only win this award once per calendar year.
  • The nomination deadline is the 28th of every month (January winner will be announced in February, February's winner in March and so on.)
  • The Awards and Recognition Committee will review all nominations and determine the award recipient. The decisions of the Awards and Recognition Committee are final.

This Month's Winners Are...

MARCH'S ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Waasayahbetong (Waasayah) Munro-Soldier!

Waasayah represents Archery Manitoba in compound, target, and 3D archery. Over the past weekend, she was awarded Bronze at Archery Canada's Canadian Indoor Regionals. In 2019, Waasayah was named to the 2020 NAIG Archery Team despite being only 10 years old! She's excited to try out for the 2023 North American Indigenous Games this summer.

Waasayah has won numerous awards and accolades in her short time competing in archery- and we can't wait to see how far she goes. Congratulations Waasayah!

Our Community Champion of the Month for March is Culley Kipling! Culley is from Peguis First Nation.

In 2014, Culley attended the North American Indigenous Games as an athlete, and has now been named as one of the coaches for the 2023 North American Indigenous Games.

"Culley has been doing a phenomenal job coaching and being a positive influence for Indigenous youth as the head coach for the MASRC Storm Boys Basketball Team. He is also one of our Sport for Social Development Mentees, and volunteers his time with other youth programs, including rock climbing and bowling."
- Jordan Lavallee, SSD Mentor

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