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...

"Trechelle is a First Nations/Métis woman from Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation and the Métis community of St-Pierre Jolys, Manitoba. Trechelle is a first-generation university student and a dedicated student-athlete that has travelled all over North America to compete in tournaments/competitions. Trechelle has played in the NAHC in Eastern Canada in 2015 and lived as a student-athlete in Warroad, Minnesota, Boston, Massachusetts and Calgary, Alberta to play and compete the sport she loves. Trechelle is now a pre-law student at the University of Calgary. She continues to learn her Dakota language, reclaim her culture and be an active community member!" - Sentilla Bubb

"Katie Fosseneuve, a young Métis and Cree woman whose quiet presence, good heart, and incredible work ethic is an inspiration to me and many others. I met Katie about three years ago when she joined the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management's Indigenous Engagement Circle (IEC) and later through her involvement with our Pow Wow Practice Group for Indigenous students and community members and volunteer work with the Rec and Read Mentorship Program.

As a single mother with her family in northern Manitoba, and a full-time student who volunteers in the community and holds down multiple jobs, Katie is a testament to the resilience and strength of Indigenous women, mothers, and leaders. Katie exudes a sense of wisdom, strength, and skillful competence. These gifts shine most brightly when she is working with children, youth, and families.

Katie's contributions as a community builder extend far beyond the university community. Her entire resume reflects a person who is deeply committed to community service and creating safe spaces for vulnerable children and youth. Whether serving as a Direct Support Worker for youth in care, providing quality summer camp programming for inner Winnipeg Indigenous youth, assisting teachers and students as an Education Assistant, volunteering as a high school basketball coach, or a Board member for local school and daycare, Katie's dedication to community is unquestionable.

During my work with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, I have come across few students who have worked harder, overcome more barriers, and served more humbly than Katie." - Heather McRae

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