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January 19, 2021 - The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 SPRA RECognition Program:

Community Achievement Award                                               City of Swift Current

Volunteer of the Year                                                                 Rosalie Flynn (Swift Current)

President’s Award of Distinction                                                Mike Schwean (Moosomin)     

*Fitness Leadership Award                                                        Kristen Cutting (Saskatoon)

Facility Operations Award                                                          Chris Bruce (Melville)

Cecil Nobes Facility Award of Excellence                                  Wynyard Co-operative Place

Parks and Open Space Award                                                   Prince Albert Rotary Trail   

About the Program: Our Award Winners are helping to create a province where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy recreation and feel more connected to nature, our communities, and ourselves. SPRA has taken a new approach to celebrate these exceptional individuals and community groups by creating videos to highlight these recipients. One video will be shared per week commencing January 19, 2021. The videos will be shared on the SPRA Facebook page and on our website at:

“SPRA is pleased to honour the dedicated individuals and organizations that have made their communities healthier and happier in 2020. It’s been a challenging year, and these deserving recipients found innovative ways to enrich lives and shape thriving communities. Congratulations to all the 2020 RECognition Award Winners!”

– TJ Biemans, SPRA President.

Videos recognizing the winners will be released as follows:

Parks and Open Space Award                                                       January 19
Facility Operations Award                                                              January 26
Cecil Nobes Facility Award of Excellence                                      February 2
Community Achievement Award                                                    February 9
Volunteer of the Year                                                                      February 16
President’s Award of Distinction                                                     February 23

*A video for the Fitness Leadership Award is unavailable


Media Inquiries
Lori Ross, Consultant – Communications
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
Phone: (306) 780-9231

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