Winnipeg Harvest has nominated Dennis and Carol Hydamaka for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities Community Leadership Award as part of the Volunteer Manitoba Awards. They state the award is for their inspirational courage and dedication to helping those less privileged in their northern community. The Hydamaka’s have led the Lords Bounty Bank for over 25 years from its start in a church basement in October 1991, in a move to the back of Burkee’s Sports Lounge after fire damaged their Hapnot Street location and now into the former St Mary’s Church on Hiawatha Avenue. Dennis says they were quite astonished at the award adding that they were really surprised but as far as they’re concerned it’s really a community award because if it wasn’t for the tremendous support from the community as a whole they would not be in existence.
The Hydamakas will be presented with their award on April 19th at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Winnipeg.