Pat & Bob Migliore with Mayor Bowman
Not that any of us here at SIR needed any more proof that our amazing volunteers are just that…amazing. We cannot do what we do without them. Our hardy and loyal volunteers constantly go over and above the call of duty by hauling chairs and helping to move the audience around the Ruins through the wind, rain, blazing sun and let us not forget the mosquitoes… all with a smile on their faces.
So imagine our delight, when, for the second year in a row, an SIR nominee was awarded the ML&L Volunteer Impact Award at the annual Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts hosted annually in June by The Winnipeg Arts Council.
First, in 2015 Sylvia Flam was the recipient of this prestigious award. She was nominated jointly by Shakespeare in the Ruins and Prairie Theatre Exchange. Sylvia puts in an astonishing number of volunteer hours for numerous organizations and SIR and PTE are ever grateful to be among them.
This was followed by 2016 when Shakespeare in the Ruins nominated long-time volunteers Pat & Bob Migliore who were again the successful nominee. Pat and Bob have been volunteering with SIR since year one and were instrumental in defining just what being an SIR volunteer means.
Congrats to all three! And thanks to The Winnipeg Arts Council. We know the award really made their day which in turn made ours.
And finally a big shout out to the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries who sponsor our fabulous volunteers!