Fish Winnipeg wins Volunteer Award

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On April 24 the Fish Winnipeg program received the 2013 Volunteer Service Award for its dedication to providing angling opportunities for Winnipeg's youth. On behalf of the committee, co-chairs John Toone and Don Lamont accepted the award from Mayor Sam Katz. In attendance were other committee members Katherine Ward, Stephen Yuffe and Rob Cann. They were also joined by Rick Koss who has been a long-time supporter of the program.

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Over the last 16 years, the programs success was made possible by the generous donation of time by the many volunteers who have supported this program. Over 6,000 children have participated over the years and in excess of $350,000 has gone back into getting kids out fishing.

By providing fishing opportunities, Fish Winnipeg is giving back to those less fortunate and hopefully helping build self-esteem and life long skills in our youth that will benefit our community.

The strong partnerships forged and the positive environment fostered through this non-profit program shows a common goal can be achieved with the support of community volunteers.

Volunteers efforts today will hopefully help change a child's life for the better. Positive activities and role models go along away in influencing behavior, and the experiences they receive through these programs will benefit society as a whole.

For more information on Fish Winnipeg and its programs, please visit www.fishwinnipeg.ca.

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