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Celebrating 15 Remarkable Years of Leadership at MASRC!

Press Release

January 31, 2024

January 19th, 2024, marked a major milestone for our incredible Executive Director, Mel Whitesell, as she celebrated 15 years of leadership at the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council (MASRC)!

Over the past decade and a half, Mel has been the guiding force steering our organization to new heights. Her unwavering commitment, leadership, and passion for community engagement have transformed MASRC into a beacon of excellence in the world of Indigenous sports and recreation.

Reflecting on the journey, Mel has orchestrated the success of 3 North American Indigenous Games, 12 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, and led the revitalization of the North End Hockey Program.

But the impact doesn’t stop there! Under Mel’s leadership, our organization created the Sport for Social Development Program, providing a platform for our youth to not only excel in sports but also develop crucial life skills. The Indigenous Community Sports Consultations have opened doors for meaningful collaboration across the province.

In addition to these accomplishments, Mel has dedicated her time and expertise to numerous boards and committees, acting as a tireless advocate for the Indigenous sports community. Her influence extends far beyond the boundaries of our organization, leaving a mark on the broader landscape of sports and recreation.

Let’s take a moment to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mel!

Mel, your leadership has been the cornerstone of our success, and we are immensely grateful for the passion and dedication you bring to MASRC every day. Here’s to 15 years of achievements, milestones, and memories! As we raise our glasses in celebration, let’s also look forward to the countless more years of inspiration, innovation, and positive impact under Mel’s exceptional leadership.

Cheers to Mel Whitesell, the driving force behind 15 years of excellence at MASRC!

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