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Opaskwayak Cree Nation Band Member Recognized By the Province for Community Volunteerism

The leaders of Opaskwayak Cree Nation would like to congratulate Lyle Crain for receiving this year’s Lieutenant Governors Make a Difference Community Award. He accepted the award at the 36th Annual Volunteer Manitoba Awards Dinner in Winnipeg last night.


According to a news release Mr. Crain has been an active volunteer on OCN for over a decade and some of the programs that benefit from his time and energy are Opaskwayak Indian Days, OCN Recreation, the OCN Blizzard and Storm hockey teams, the Canoe Club and their Community Gardens. He is currently the president of the Opaskwayak Minor Hockey Association and has taken on a coaching role over the past four years.


His volunteering efforts have had a rippling effect on his own children and they are often seen contributing toward making OCN a safe space for all members.


Chief Christian Sinclair says the prestigious award is a reminder to the entire community about the importance of creating space where there is an opportunity to see one another flourish.

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