SARC awards handed out to two beloved Swift Cur­rent favourites

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Prairies - BY MATTHEW LIEBEN­BERG — mlieben­berg@prairiepost.com

A pre­sen­ta­tion took place at a reg­u­lar City of Swift Cur­rent coun­cil meet­ing on Nov. 4 to rec­og­nize the achieve­ments of lo­cal re­cip­i­ents of two Saskatchewan As­so­ci­a­tion of Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tres (SARC) awards. Nolan Par­adis, who is a Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos em­ployee, re­ceived the SARC Great Work award at the SARC awards ban­quet on Oct. 24 and the Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos was pre­sented with the In­clu­sive Ad­van­tage award.

The SaskA­bil­i­ties Swift Cur­rent branch nom­i­nated Par­adis and the Bron­cos for these awards. SaskA­bil­i­ties Re­gional Direc­tor Kimi Duzan spoke dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion at coun­cil, which was at­tended by Par­adis and Bron­cos rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jamie LeBlanc as well as Dianne Slet­ten, the for­mer Bron­cos direc­tor of busi­ness op­er­a­tions.

The Great Work award rec­og­nizes the em­ploy­ment ac­com­plish­ments of an in­di­vid­ual and the In­clu­sive Ad­van­tage award is pre­sented to an em­ployer that is com­mit­ted to an in­clu­sive work­force and that re­al­izes the ben­e­fits of em­ploy­ing peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dis­abil­ity.

The Bron­cos hired Par­adis in the fall of 2017 as a mem­ber of the hockey op­er­a­tions staff, where he works closely with and un­der the su­per­vi­sion of LeBlanc, the team's head ath­letic trainer and equip­ment man­ager.

Par­adis also works at the City of Swift Cur­rent's Chi­nook golf course dur­ing the sum­mer months and he pre­vi­ously gained ex­pe­ri­ence in vol­un­teer po­si­tions with the Swift Cur­rent 57's base­ball team, the Mead­ows long-term care fa­cil­ity and with the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame.

His em­ploy­ment with the Bron­cos and at the golf course is the real­iza­tion of his in­ter­est to work in a sports re­lated field.

Photo by Matthew Lieben­berg

From left, Jamie LeBlanc, Nolan Par­adis and Dianne Slet­ten dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion at a City of Swift Cur­rent coun­cil meet­ing, Nov. 5.

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