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Clare Agnew 2019 Citizen of Distinction

Clare Agnew

Not one, but TWO nominations made Clare Agnew a clear choice to be the Morden Area Foundation’s Citizen of Distinction for 2019.  “I don’t think there is anyone who loves Morden as much as Clare does, and she shows it in all her projects and work that she does here”, says nominator Stephanie Dueck.  “She puts full energy and dedication into all of these projects, whether it’s a Hockey Canada event, Communities in Bloom application and conference, Nature and Garden Expo, or managing day-to-day operations of our community services department” Stephanie adds.

“Clare continues the kind of work that her parents started” says nominator Reg Braun, “Her enthusiasm and her ability to energize and engage the community are the only reasons that we have been able to host some of the very large events, such as the Manitoba Games, the Esso Cup, the National U18 Women’s Hockey Championship.  Every event was such a huge success thanks to Clare and her attention to detail.”  Braun continues “It takes someone with your leadership abilities to bring us all together and organize us for success, and for doing that we thank you very much”.

We celebrate the first father/daughter award recipients as Clare’s father Basil Agnew received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2012.  In Clare’s speech she made mention that her father says to take every opportunity you can to remind people to shop local and thank the farmers.  So she did!

For Clare, getting involved in the place she calls home is a way of life.  “Whether it’s through your work commitments, volunteering, or coaching your kids’ sports teams, being involved gives you pride and it’s what makes a great community” Clare shares with us.

Thank you Clare for all that you do!  Congratulations!

Excerpts taken from Ashleigh Viveiros, The Winkler Morden Voice August 13 2020 edition.  Photo Credit Reg Braun.