2018 Macdonald Volunteer Service Awards
Congratulations to the 2018 Macdonald Volunteer Service Award Winners!  Thank you to all the hard work and time you put towards the community of Macdonald.
Check out the Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District Facebook Page for more information on each participant and how they gave back to the communities!
Stacy Enns - Individual Award Domain
Chris Lippens - Individual Award La Salle
Kathryn Bartmanovich - Individual Award Sanford
Kelly Kabernick, Posthumous - Individual Award Sanford
Enrica Herfurth & Darren Fisher - Individual Award Brunkild
Kerry Baldwin - Award of Merit Starbuck
Doug Erb - Award of Merit Oak Bluff

From Left to Right: 

Paul Pfrimmer, Kate Kabernick, Kerry Baldwin, Lauren Kabernick, Christine Kabernick, Carson Kabernick, Julia Kabernick, Doug Erb, Mackenzie Kabernick, Chris Lippens, Stacey Enns, Enrica Herfurth, Kathryn Bartmanovich, Shannon Martin, Brad Erb



2017 Macdonald Volunteer Service Awards
The 12th Annual Macdonald Volunteer Service Awards Reception was held on April 10th, 2017 at Bridges Golf Course in Starbuck.  There were 7 awards given out to very deserving individuals whose volunteer efforts have positively impacted their communities and the RM of Macdonald.

Congratulations to all recipients!

From Left to Right:
Leanne & Philip Fenez (joint Individual Award La Salle), Cathy Arnal (Award of Merit Starbuck), Lenny Poersch (Award of Merit Brunkild), Ben Brigg (Youth Award Domain), Carol Pasieczka (Individual Award Domain), Trevor Richardson (Individual Award Sanford)

Earl Winzinowich (Individual Award Sanford)

Image credit to Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District




2016 Macdonald Volunteer Service Awards
The 11th Annual Macdonald Volunteer Service Awards Reception was held on April 21st, 2016 at the LSCU Complex in La Salle.  There were 8 awards given out to very deserving individuals whose volunteer efforts have positively impacted their communities and the RM of Macdonald.

Congratulations to all recipients!

Back Row L-R:
Donna & Tom Bell (Award of Merit), Brent & Marie Poole (Award of Merit), Doug Moors (Award of Merit), Paul Pfrimmer (Chair of Macdonald Public Recreation Commission and RM of Macdonald Councillor)

Front Row L-R:
Alison Sims (Individual Award), Harry Ammeter (Award of Merit), Jane Manness (Individual Award), Alyssa Robb (Youth Award)

Missing: Erin Westra (Youth Award)

Image credit to Canstar News



Macdonald Volunteer Service Awards Video


Each year, communities across Canada celebrate National Volunteer Week the third week in April. This week is now firmly established as the highlight of the year for paying tribute to Canada's volunteers. The RM of Macdonald celebrates the people who invest in their communities and inspire others through their outstanding volunteer work. The annual awards are presented in recognition that volunteers are of immense value as a resource in their communities and are essential to creating a vibrant, healthy municipality.

The Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District is creating a video by collecting short video clip "interviews" and pictures from different volunteer individuals or organizations in the RM of Macdonald as a tribute to the volunteers in our communities to be presented at the Annual Macdonald Volunteer Service Awards Reception.

If you have a video clip or picture you'd like included in future presentations, please contact Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District at: 204-885-2444 | info@mhrd.ca



Macdonald Public Recreation Commission

Who Can Be Nominated?
The Macdonald Volunteer Service Award will be presented to individuals who have embodied the spirit of volunteerism and have made a lasting and meaningful contribution through their volunteer activities.

Candidate's volunteer work must have occurred in the R.M. of Macdonald.
Individuals of any age can be nominated.

Candidates will be judged according to the following criteria:
Activity - What did the candidate do? How many years did he/she commit to volunteer efforts?
Leadership - How did the candidate demonstrate leadership?
Other volunteer involvement - What other volunteer activities has the candidate participated?
Impact - What was the outcome of the candidate's efforts? How many people benefited? What was actually accomplished?


The youth leadership category recognizes young people (under 25) who have made considerable contributions to their schools, organizations and communities through volunteer work. The young volunteers serve as a role model, encouraging other young people to give of themselves for the betterment of the community.

Individual Volunteers
This is presented to exceptional individual volunteers whose efforts have contributed significantly to the quality of life in their communities.

Award of Merit
This award will be presented to an individual who has made an outstanding, exemplary contribution to the community.
Posthumous nominations will be accepted.

Nomination forms and further information is available from the Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District at: 204-885-2444 or info@mhrd.ca