A Mayor’s Special Award was presented to the 5,000 volunteers who made the 2019 Canada Winter Games the massive success it was and continues to be. The eyes of the nation were on Red Deer as we welcomed athletes, coaches, families and media from across the country as the host city of the Canada Winter Games, and this amazing army of volunteers stepped up and created an overwhelmingly successful Games. It was truly a team effort like no other, and it couldn’t have been done without them.
Early 2019 was our time to shine as we welcomed our country, but the planning and coordination to pull off such a massive undertaking began months and years beforehand. From submitting and winning the bid, to establishing a board of governors, recruiting the volunteers to building new infrastructure, planning venues to securing athlete accommodations, finding marketing partnerships and donors, and the list goes on. The call went out for volunteers and our community stepped up, literally thousands of you!
While we would like to present a personal award to each and every one of the 5,000 Red Deerians who gave their time to ensure the success of this event, Patricia Martens was chosen to represent the more than 5,000 volunteers and recently accepted the award from Mayor Veer.
Congratulations to the more than 5,000 Canada Winter Games volunteers! Red Deer thanks you!
Accepting on behalf of the Canada Winter Games Volunteers is Patricia Martens.