Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador award winners announced

Staff ~ The Telegram
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The 2009 Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador award winners were announced today.
The winners - Rosemary Ryan Forsey of Kippin's; Life Unlimited For Older Adults of Springdale; Mount Pearl Special Olympics; and Gerard Philpott of Mount Pearl - will receive their awards June 12 in Marystown.
"We are very proud of award winners for 2009," provincial association president Wanda Wight said. "They have all set a high standard for various aspects of recreation, and overall set a very high level of achievements and contributions. Their work during the past year certainly draws attention to the increased importance of good, grassroots recreation in every area of the province."
Philpott receives the Cy Hoskins Memorial Award which goes to a full-time recreation practitioner. Philpott has more than 21 years experience in the area of parks and recreational facility development and maintenance.
Forsey receives the Pitcher Plant Individual Award that goes to a volunteer within the recreation field. Forsey has an amazing record of valuable and highly beneficial volunteer contributions to the community in which she lives.
Life Unlimited For Older Adults receives the Pitcher Plant Award for community/recreation commission service group. Springdale and the area close to it are extremely fortunate to benefit from a wide ranging organization over the past two years.
Mount Pearl Special Olympics receives the Bridging The Gap Award that goes to volunteers who have made a significant contribution to the development of recreation for persons with a disability. Special Olympics Mount Pearl is first and foremost a sports program organization, committed to enriching the lives of athletes with an intellectual disability, including individuals with multiple disabilities.

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Mount Pearl, Marystown

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