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...

SEPTEMBER'S ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Hannah Penner!

"Hannah has been involved in a variety of sports including: figure skating, synchronized swimming, gymnastics, and golf. In September 2019, Hannah attended the Provincial High School Golf Champions in Swan River. At the Championship a golf skills event was held for the first time. Hannah excelled in the long drive portion winning the event with a drive of 317 yards that beat both the male and female competitors. This success led to Hannah competing in other long drive golf competitions. In 2020, Hannah competed and subsequently qualified in the youth division to represent Canada at the World Amateur Long Drive Golf Championship. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the a Canadian team was unable to attend this event. Over the summer of 2021, Hannah competed once again but this time in the Open Women's division. In August, Hannah competed in Alberta and secured herself a position on Team Canada and will be part of the Canadian contingent travelling to the World Amateur Long Golf Championships in Chicago, Illinois from September 15-19. Hannah is proud to be representing Canada and hopes that her participation in golf will inspire other young women to pursue the sport of golf. Hannah attributes her golfing abilities to her participation in a variety of sports and believes that swimming helped her develop her upper body strength, while figure skating and gymnastics helped her with her leg strength and flexibility." - Michelle Beshk

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