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INDUCTEE 2006 - SPECIAL AWARD - Doris & Cec Colwell


 


"All sports organizations need volunteers to ensure events run smoothly.  These volunteers often act behind the scenes, and do not always receive the recognition they deserve
."
 

Cec and Doris (Hall) married in Cochrane, Alberta in 1947. They moved to Wetaskiwin in 1953 and from that time on, both have volunteered in softball and hockey organizations. Cec has always wanted to see kids play sports.  Had the opportunity been there, Doris would have played on Ladies Softball teams as a pitcher.  Cec says that he never had the opportunity to play sports.  These two individuals were extremely active in sports in Wetaskiwin for more than 35 years.
 

"I personally never had opportunities to play sports. I lived my dreams as I watched the kids play."

Often, Cec organized pick‑up softball games. In minor sports he coached or assisted ball and hockey teams. He often drove kids to the arena for very‑early morning hockey practices, and drove team players to out‑of‑town games.

Both Cec and Doris were involved with the Wetaskiwin Colonels Hockey team every year they competed from 1953 to 1958 when the arena was torn down and from 1962 to 1978.  Cec served in every executive and duties at the rink in several other capacities, and Doris was at the gate in charge of ticket sales, programs, and in general keeping order.  They seldom missed the Colonels' out of town games.

"We'll help out... Count on us... we will do it."

Cec and Doris Colwell
Active Volunteers from 1953 to 1988

Those are powerful words - the Colwell's exemplify the meaning of volunteer commitment and deserve this special award for their distinguished service to the community.
 

 

 





 
 

 

 

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