Volunteer Week Spotlight: Ollie Marciniuk

April 19-25, 2020 is National Volunteer Week. To embrace this year’s theme - “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers” - we'll be using our website and social networks to celebrate amazing volunteers like the subject of today's spotlight, Ollie Marciniuk!

"I volunteer because I enjoy meeting people, sharing ideas and learning from others. I am very fortunate for the relationships I’ve built and for my family, who has been so supportive of these commitments."

 - Ollie Marciniuk, Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation Board of Directors 

Ollie Marciniuk’s lifetime of dedication to his community, the Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation District and the province can be coined as “consistent, considerate and committed leadership.” This is no understatement. Ollie has been an instrumental member of the Rivers West District Board since its creation in 2009. 

His passion for volunteering began in his role as a former teacher in Hafford, SK, where he spent 35 years inspiring others as an educator, coach and official. This enthusiasm for recreation and community development continued as he went on to serve on many boards and committees including (but not limited to), the Hafford & District Recreation Board, the Battlefords Regional Recreation Association, and the Saskatchewan Seniors Fitness Association.  

For Ollie, volunteering comes with sense of satisfaction in seeing an idea, event or initiative come to life and the legacy and memories it creates for the future.