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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers strive to be community leaders in Manitoba and are proud to recognize other individuals who make a positive impact of their own. If you know of a Community Hero deserving of recognition, nominate him or her for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers IBAM Community Hero award today! Chosen IBAM Community Heroes will be given Winnipeg Blue Bombers merchandise, tickets to a regular season home game and will be recognized on-field during the pre-game show. The nomination form can be found below.

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Please contact community@bluebombers.com with any inquiries.

June 8, 2016 – Eric Edwards

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As a proud sponsor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba, is pleased to announce tonight’s community hero…  Eric Edwards.

Eric is a volunteer basketball instructor for kids. Last week, he noticed an inner-city basketball court that could use some work. Through Basketball Manitoba, Eric and a team of volunteers helped clean up and repair five basketball courts, adding nets to the rims. He hopes this will encourage young people to play basketball in their communities.  Since then, he has been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press and on social media.

Congratulations Eric!

June 24, 2016 – Michelle Watkins

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As a proud sponsor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce tonight’s community hero… Michelle Watkins.

Michelle has been volunteering with Winnipeg Harvest since 2011. She has done a variety of important tasks in her time there including packing food, working in the emergency food bank room, greeting people, and answering phones. Michelle is always smiling and is willing to help anyone. Her co-workers say she gives 110%!

Congratulations Michelle!

July 14th, 2016 – Mark Freeman

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As a proud sponsor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce tonight’s community hero… Mark Freeman.

Mark has volunteered with the St. Matthews-Maryland Community Ministry for years. His colleagues say he always has a smile on his face and goes above and beyond in everything he does, often going out of his way to help other people in need.

Congratulations Mark!

July 21, 2016 – Danny Boyko

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As a proud sponsor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce tonight’s community hero… Danny Boyko.

Danny has committed to community causes for more than 30 years, including a basketball mentorship program in 9 Winnipeg schools that reaches more than one-thousand kids each month and an empathy-based anti-bullying program in 3 schools in Winnipeg. He also finds time to coach youth tackle and flag football teams.

Congratulations Danny!

 

August 3, 2016 – Major Chuck Halikas

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As a proud sponsor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba, is pleased to announce tonight’s community hero…  Wing Flight Safety Officer, Major Chuck Halikas.

Chuck has been participating in the 22 pushups challenge for 22 days to honour those who serve and to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention. He completed his final day of the challenge here at Investors Group Field last night.

Congratulations Chuck!

 

September 10, 2016 – Chino Argueta

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As a proud sponsor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba, is pleased to announce tonight’s community hero…  Chino Argueta.

Chino is passionate about supporting new and innovative programing such as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Winnipeg Youth Football Club, which provides young athletes with the opportunity to participate and learn football skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership.  He believes that skills learned on the field can not only provide young people success in sports, but in their personal lives as well.

Chino currently manages the Axworthy Health and RecPlex at the University of Winnipeg where he works with over 60 community organizations to further develop and implement grassroots programs.

Congratulations Chino!

 

September 17 – Carla Jones

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As a proud sponsor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba, is pleased to announce tonight’s community hero…  Carla Jones

Carla is a Senior Communications Operator with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service where she works answering 9-1-1 calls. In her spare time she volunteers at community events where she educates school children and other groups about 9-1-1 awareness. Carla also volunteers at a variety of other public events and is committed to workplace equity and diversity.

Congratulations Carla!

 

September 30, 2016 – Marina Melo-Cabral

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As a proud sponsor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba, is pleased to announce tonight’s community hero…  Marina Melo-Cabral

Marina is here tonight with her family and “work family” from Evoluir Salon: Vanessa, Dina, Baillie, and Tayana. Together they host an annual cut-a-thon that raises money for The Dream Factory in memory of Marina’s brother John who passed away after battling cancer.  To date, the cut-a-thon has raised 33-thousand dollars for The Dream Factory.

Congratulations Marina.
October 8, 2016 – Shaye Rautenbach

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As a proud sponsor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce tonight’s community hero…  Shaye Rautenbach.

Shaye helped to organize a day of mental health awareness called “She Wore Flowers in Her Hair” in June 2016, in memory of her sister Jaedra who passed away in 2015. The event drew about 500 people, most of them youth, and Shaye and her family plan to make it an annual event. The event supported the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba.

Congratulations Shaye.

 

October 29, 2016 – Teresa Rydberg

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As a proud sponsor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce tonight’s community hero…  Teresa Rydberg.

Teresa has been a volunteer with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for more than ten years, committing hundreds of hours to the cause. She manages volunteers, coordinates fundraising, and helps make sure the Run for the Cure goes off without a hitch each year.  This year she was named ambassador for the run and a “changemaker.”

 

Congratulations Teresa.

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