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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June 15, 2017 – Danielle Sicotte

Danielle is the founder of the University of Winnipeg’s chapter of, a national network of young leaders working to end the stigma around mental illness. Danielle’s work with gave her the chance to meet the duke and duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Princess Kate, and talk about mental illness amongst youth last fall. Congratulations Danielle!
July 7, 2017 – Kyle Mason

Kyle is the founder and executive director of the north end family centre. The idea came after Kyle noticed the need for community-based services to the Luxton and St. John’s areas of the north end. He received the Queen Elizabeth II diamond jubilee medal in 2013 for funding and leading the centre. Congratulations Kyle.

July 13, 2017 – Strini Reddy

Strini created the community school investigators, a summer enrichment program for inner city children. Despite being retired, he continues to work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg, the newcomer youth education support services and the rotary club of winnipeg where he fundraises in support of clean water projects in Zimbabwe. Strini also co-ordinates the breaking barriers building bridges program which works to diminish the divide between students in the inner city and suburbs. Congratulations Strini.

July 27, 2017 – Steve Sawatzky

Firefighter Paramedics have been saving lives in Winnipeg for years, but recently they had to save one of their own – Firefighter Paramedic Steve Sawatzky. Steve suffered a complete cardiac arrest at a recent firefighter summer picnic. Firefigher Paramedics kept him alive for an hour until he arrive at hospital, where they then got a weak pulse.

Steve’s recovery is a miracle but it is because of his fellow Firefighters and Paramedics who saved his life. We are proud to announce Steve and his family are here today surrounded by their brother and sister Firefighters and Paramedics who saved Steve’s life.

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