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2004 Citizen of the Year - Wendy Cull

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Wendy Cull and Town of The Pas Councillor Ken Gurba

The Chamber celebrated it’s first annual “Citizen of the Year” Award on September 18th, 2004 at the Wescana Inn and it was a great success with approximately 70 people in attendance! This year’s winner was Wendy Cull, a very deserving citizen and tireless volunteer!

Wendy received many accolades throughout the evening from friends, co-workers and community leaders, including a letter of congratulations from the Premier of Manitoba, Gary Doer, which was read by Chamber President, Jim Scott. Wendy also received various gifts and plaques. One gift was a FUJI digital camera from the Chamber of Commerce (sponsored in part by Sound Innovations) and Wendy’s son wasted no time in getting the camera fully operational - he was taking photos almost as soon as it was out of the box!

Guests enjoyed a delicious Prime Rib dinner with all the trimmings and the mood was set by the wonderful décor and flower arrangements, done in a beautiful autumn theme!
There were great door prizes and even the centrepiece flower arrangements were won by a lucky person at each table!

Excerpts from Wendy's Nomination:

“We feel that Wendy is the perfect candidate for this award and is truly deserving of this honor. It is our hope that after examining all her attributes that you will see she is the best possible candidate for this award.”

“Wendy has shown through the years that she cares about our community and the people in it. She has done this through her involvement in many community affairs and activities. Wendy manages to balance her community involvement with her in-depth involvement in the local school system. Not only does she teach at SBMS but she coaches the majority of the sports there, and starting this September she will also hold the position of vice principal.”

“The following is a brief outline of the variety of activities/committees Wendy is involved in. This list is more then likely not complete because it seems like Wendy is involved in everything possible, and seems to add new things to her repertoire daily.

  • Manitoba Winter Games - Chair Person
  • KRC Youth Soccer Organizer
  • KRC Tumbling
  • KRC Dance Volunteer
  • KRC Volleyball Organizer
  • Teacher/Vice Principal SBMS
  • KRC Gymnastics Coach/Organizer
  • KRC Multiplex Committee
  • Middle School Tournament Coordinator
  • Manitoba Summer Games Mission Staff

SBMS Involvement:

  • Intramural Organizer/Instructor Grade 5-6 Volleyball Coach
  • Grade 5/6 Soccer Coach Grade 7/8 Soccer Coach
  • Grade 5/6 Basketball Coach Grade 7/8 Girls Basketball Coach
  • Grade 5/8 Track Coach Grade 5/8 Sports Committee Supervisor”

“Wendy was also a recipient of the 2001 Make A Difference Community Award for the Norman region. This award was given out by the Lieutenant Governor for a person's contribution to their community through voluntary services.”

“Wendy manages to do all the things listed above while raising three children with the help of her husband Mike. It is amazing to watch how she balances her career/community involvement with having three teenagers who are involved in numerous sports and activities as well. Quite often you can witness her driving from one activity to another trying to keep everything balanced and making sure everyone is where he or she are supposed to be. On the weekends Wendy takes her dedication one step further driving her daughter and other dance students to Flin Flon for practices and rehearsals. If all that were not enough Wendy finds time to act as a referee for the middle school and high school tournaments.”

“It is really hard to sum up a person such as Wendy in one or two pages. You could go on and on listing and describing all the good things she does for our community, all the while trying to stay in the shadows and not draw attention to herself. You see Wendy does not do all these things for fame or recognition; she does them to make our town a better place to live. She ensures that the kids in our community have numerous activities to participate in, giving them an alternative to sitting at home, or being bored. If our town had more people like Wendy we would likely be rated the best town to live in. Her dedication, community involvement, and overall outlook are a gift to us all.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:47