Each year the Rivers West District recognizes a handful of volunteers for their contributions in the community.

This year the district awarded Coach of the Year to Rosetown's Darby Freistadt, who was nominated by parents of the girls curling team he coached this year.

"Curling and ball, that's where I've been." Freistadt explained he got into coaching a number of years ago, "When my boys were young I helped out with soccer a little bit and boys baseball. Once they grew up and left, I kind of fell into this other stuff."

After his kids grew up, he continued to coach other teams because of the need of volunteers. "A guy that I worked with got a hold of me and said 'hey, you want to coach ball?' and I said 'sure I like ball'... Curling, I guess I must have started 10 or 12 years ago and they needed coaches. We had kids that wanted to play but nobody to coach them."

The girls curling team represented Rivers West at the Saskatchewan Winter Games in February. "I had a girls team that went to the winter games this past year, it was a great experience." Freistadt said they team's level of play was not reflected in the standings, "We came in 8th but we played really well. There was never a game that we lost by more than 1 or 2... So I was really proud with how the girls played."

Freistadt noted he's not sure what sets him apart from other coaches but he's happy to be recognized, "I just go out and try to help the kids the best I can. What I've done, I guess somebody appreciated it. I'm certainly honored by it."

rivers west award winnersThe Rivers West 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients

Each recipient will receive an award at a banquet on April 17th at the Kyle Elks Community Hall.

More information on the banquet can be found here - 2018 Volunteer Recognition Banquet

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