Each year, our Awards Program pays tribute to those individuals and organizations who through their efforts and skills, make an outstanding contribution towards the advancement of recreation, parks and leisure in Manitoba. The annual presentation of these awards reflects Recreation Manitoba's commitment to celebrate and publicly recognize individuals, groups, and organizations who have inspired us and earned our respect.
The awards will be presented in conjunction with the Annual Recreation Provincial Conference. The 2024 Award’s Presentation will take place on March 15, 2024, as part of our President's Luncheon & Award Ceremony presented by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.
Nomination Period: October 1, 2023 – January 16, 2024
Prior to submitting a nomination, we strongly recommend reading our nomination package, outlining full details on submitting a nomination.
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The Prairie Crocus Award is the most prestigious award presented by Recreation Manitoba and honours a professional who has made a significant contribution to recreation, therapeutic recreation, parks and/or leisure services within the Province of Manitoba.
Therapeutic Recreation Award of Excellence recognizes and honours a therapeutic recreation professional who has made a significant contribution in the field of Therapeutic Recreation within the Province of Manitoba. *Individuals, students, groups and organizations are eligible for this award.
This award recognizes a recreation facility, individual or group in Manitoba that demonstrates outstanding or unique innovations in providing places to gather, play and connect. Nominees have the capacity and passion to operate facilities and spaces, according to best practices and trends in the industry. *Facilities, spaces, and individuals that contributed to facility and recreation space management are eligible for this award.
Parks, trails and natural spaces are enriching spaces for recreation resulting in both environmental and human benefits. This award recognizes the passion and achievements of individuals, groups and organizations that steward recreational, natural, and green spaces that enhance community quality of life. *Individuals, groups, organizations, and outdoor destinations are eligible for this award.
Recreation is a human experience. Communities and people will flourish when brought together through recreation programming, services and events. This award recognizes the efforts and dedication of individuals, or groups, who lead and advocate for the many benefits of the field. *Individuals, including students, teams or groups are eligible for this award.
The health and wellbeing of communities are enhanced through recreation and parks. This award recognizes nominees that have gone above and beyond to increase opportunities for their community to benefit mentally, physically and socially
The award of merit is an award given out, at the discretion of the Recreation Manitoba Board Members. The award is designed to recognize spaces, events, projects, community groups, organizations, municipalities or people, including students, within the recreation sector, highlighting their excellence and innovation in the provision of recreation in Manitoba. No nomination submissions required for this award