15 Wing Fellowship Named 2018 Group Of The Year
A group existing less than a decade has been named Moose Jaw 2018 Group of the Year.
The 15 Wing Fellowship won the honour at a luncheon earlier today.
Initiated in 2010 as an extension of the Wing Commander’s office as a connecting point between the City of Moose Jaw and 15 Wing Air Base.
It is a not for profit organization with no out-side funding, strictly organized by volunteers.
The group has raised $200,000 over the last 5 years, through Highway to Heroes Car show and air Display And Musical Swing event.
Some of the programs that they provide support to are: STARS air ambulance, CHAB Toys for children, Home town Fair, Salvation Army, Air and Navy Cadets, Military Families Resource Centre, Support Our Troops, Lois Boyle Award, Quilts of Valor, Parkinson’s Support Marathon, Suicide Awareness Dinner, Santa Clause Parade, Supper with the Snowbirds, 15 Wing Family Day, local families in need among many others in the community.
Also nominated were:
The faith based dance group Born2Dance.
Started in 2012 with 25 students and teachers Kyleigh Coad the group has grown to 300 students and five teachers.
The group teaches ballet, prep for pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, contemporary, creative movement and acro.
The group has a motto “every child can dance” which also includes a philosophy that children can experience the fun and creativity of dance regardless of the family’s financial situation.
Dance Fitness With Kyra (DFWK)
The group has contributed hundreds of hours volunteered and thousands of donated dollars to 38 local organizations.
Everything from hand delivering fresh baked foods and hand written cards to families at 15 Wing MJ, performing at senior homes and participating in community days and parades. They recognize the importance of physical activity to live a balanced and healthy like. They have donated over 1500 classes in 2018 to groups and individuals that cannot afford to attend fitness classes.
Moose Jaw & District Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit volunteer organization that honours athletes, builders and teams for their accomplishments and contributions to sport within Moose Jaw & District.
Beginning in 2015, they have inducted 24 Athletes, Builders and Teams in 14 different sports.
This event and the Hall itself would not be possible without the generous assistance of our sponsors including our Title Sponsor the Moose Jaw Police Association and our partner (City of Moose Jaw, Mosaic Place, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, Sask Lotteries). Their wall display is located on the 2nd level at Mosaic Place.
Moose Jaw Families for Change (MJFFC) is a non-profit organization that is well known for it’s creative and person-centered approach in supporting individuals of varying abilities.
Founded in 2000 the group has grown to support 3 group homes, and has recently expanded to add a Supportive Independent Living Program, as well as the addition of the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre.
MJFFC is proud to acknowledge the growth of the agency, as well as the various volunteer-based community partnerships.
Sets4Supper was established in the late summer after Jenna Meili attended a conference called Passion to Purpose.
This conference inspired her to create a change in her community, which was to forming of a non-profit group to support Moose Jaw’s homeless and less fortunate population that are frequent users of Riverside Mission.
The group's goal was to raise enough money to hold a movie night for members of the Mission, as well as donate a sum of money directly to Riverside Mission for appliances and repairs.
After getting three fellow grade twelve Vanier students involved, Aimee Dumlao, Allison Grajczyk-Jelinski, and Madison DeCorby, Sets4Supper became a possibility. Two charity volleyball games were organized – one between local celebrities and the other between High School All-Stars – they raised a total of $8,315.26