Awards

Every year Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports (MODS) recognizes the achievements and contributions of local athletes, coaches, volunteers, and key members of our community.

Lifetime Member Award

Presented each year at the MODS annual general meeting, this award recognizes a person, group, or team that has gone out of their way to make MODS a better organization or to help us improve our disc community. This award symbolizes the true spirit of ultimate and is the most prestegious honour MODS can give a current or past member. Upon receiving the award, the recipient is granted free lifetime membership to MODS and thanks for their service and committment.

Lifetime Member Recipients

  • Jean-Luc Forrest (1997)
  • Mike Jones (1997)
  • Bill Burgess (1997)
  • Edith MacDonald (1997)
  • Curtis Lebleu (1998)
  • Brenda Koch
  • Casey Dixon
  • Jay Rousseau
  • Danny Waldman
  • Moni Fricke
  • Dean Wright
  • Randall Swartz (2006)
  • Steve Raizen (2006)
  • Campbell McDonald (2007)
  • Nat Kosteckyj (2007)
  • Ken Chin (2008)
  • Kyle Parker (2009)
  • Bernice Bowley (2009)
  • Trevor Horvath (2010)
  • Jessica Benoit (2010)
  • Danny Saunders (2011)
  • Jennifer Stark (2011)
  • Crys Zimmer (2012)
  • Steve Heyns (2012)
  • Dwayne McFaddin (2013)
  • Eric Reder (2013)
  • Scott "Big Daddy" Schinkel (2013)
  • Pierre Forest (2013)
  • Simon Cotton (2014)
  • Jeff Yuen (2014)
  • Brad Swartz (2015)
  • Grant Shaw (2015)
  • Carol Shaw (2015)
  • Michelle Johnson (2017)
  • Angela Hilland (2018)
  • Adam Knibbs (2018)

Volunteer of the Year

This award goes to someone who, over the course of the year, put in countless hours of service to help MODS events run smoothly. This is usually someone the organization couldn't have done without during peak times and at key events. They are awarded with their name permanently engraved on the MODS Volunteer of the Year trophy and they also recieve a gift from MODS. The award is presented each year at the MODS annual gerenal meeting.

2018 Volunteers of the Year: Kelvin Dyck and Jennifer Stark

For their outstanding work with MODS, our community, volunteers and helping to make World Masters Ultimate Club Championships (WMUCC) 2018 a memorable event and our first ever MODS hosted world championships, we are happy to share the Volunteer of the Year Award with two of our most outstanding members. From the bottom of our hearts, Jen and Kelvin - THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, SACRIFICE AND COMMITTMENT TO ULTIMATE AND DISC SPORTS HERE IN MANITOBA!



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Previous Volunteers of the Year:

  • 2018 Kelvin Dyck
  • 2018 Jen Stark
  • 2016 Jackie Martin & Boomer
  • 2015 Robert Young
  • 2015 CUC Executive
  • 2014 David Froese
  • 2013 Carol Shaw
  • 2013 Dan Gill
  • 2012 Amanda Mills
  • 2012 Shandra Ford
  • 2010 Robert Campbell
  • 2009 Jess Benoit
  • 2009 Kelvin Dyck
  • 2008 Crys Zimmer
  • 2008 Steve Heyns
  • 2006 Grace Lee
  • 2005 Angela Perez

Junior Scholarships

There are three junior scholarships handed out each year. The Dr Colin Yeung Scholarship, the Dean Wright Scholarship, and the Jean Luc Forrest Spirit of the Game Scholarship. All three of these awards are handed out to elite ultimate players moving from high school to university or college. All of the awards take into account the athletes committment to the sport, Spirit of the Game, community, volunteering, and scholastic achievements.

Go to the Scholarships page for more information. 

Dr Colin Yeung Scholarship Winners

  • 2018 - Maya Sykes
  • 2017 - Nick Einarson
  • 2016 - Olivia Zhou
  • 2015 - Hillary Rempel
  • 2014 - Caleb Snider
  • 2013 - Gil Binnun
  • 2012 - Hugh Wichenko
  • 2011 - Jesse Greenberg
  • 2010 - Bailey Jablonski-Armstrong
  • 2009 - Emily Ashley
  • 2008 - Tiffany Proctor

Dean Wright Scholarship Winners

  • 2018 - Jeff Boris
  • 2017 - Keenan Ashley
  • 2016 - Xander Jung
  • 2015 - Eric Chen
  • 2014 - Parisa Sephari
  • 2013 - Kirsten Hooper
  • 2012 - Liam McLeod
  • 2011 - Katie Scarth
  • 2010 - Kevin Boreskie
  • 2009 - Patrick Kennedy
  • 2008 - Taylor Rusnak 

The Jean-Luc Forest "Spirit of the Game" Winner

  • 2018 - Yasmin Bannares
  • 2017 - Samantha Burrage
  • 2016 - Ava Glesby (first year of award)