Former Carrot River and Melfort resident receives Honorary Life Award from Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals
Campbell was also sure to point out that it was an honor, a surprise too, he added, to receive such recognition from his colleagues and that he could not have done it without their help and their support.
“Number one, that was a surprise,” Campbell said. “I like to think that we are making a difference with the communities and organizations we work with and I am certainly proud of the staff I currently work with and who I have also worked with over the past few years. “
“You don’t get something like this on your own. It certainly takes a team of people to do it and I am very grateful for that. I think every time you are recognized by your colleagues and peers it is very special and I am very grateful for the award and I just hope I can continue to do what I do over the next few years.
Campbell was nominated by Helen Meekins and Crystal Clarke and has been a member of SARP since 1986. He has also been active on the SARP Board of Directors, served on various committees during his 35 years as a member. and previously was Chairman of the John Austin Foundation Committee.
Campbell is currently the Executive Director of the Lakeland District for Sport, Culture and Recreation and has held this position since 2008. He has served as an adjudicator for provincial funding and has been heavily involved in the process of amalgamating the regional recreation and recreation associations. Sports area. Advice. It was thanks to the Building Better Communities initiative that created what we now call the Lakeland District and the other six sport, culture and recreation districts in the province.
He has served on the board of directors of the North East Recreation and Parks Association or NERPA, served on health promotion working committees, and has been a strong advocate for the benefits of recreation at the local and provincial levels.
Each year, the Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals (SARP) recognizes dedicated leaders of the recreation industry who are members in good standing of the association.
The Lifetime Honorary Award is presented to an individual who has been a member of SARP for at least 10 years, has provided valuable service and outstanding contributions to the goals and objectives of the Association, and has contributed to the promotion and the advancement of recreation in Saskatchewan or Canada. This is SARP’s most prestigious award.
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