SARC awards handed out to two beloved Swift Current favourites
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.
From left, Jamie LeBlanc, Nolan Paradis and Dianne Sletten during the presentation at a City of Swift Current council meeting, Nov. 5.