2018 Dr. David Green Nationwide Award Winners


November 22nd, 2018 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, Ontario


Muscular Dystrophy Canada Presents The Dr. David

Green Nationwide Awards Honouring Courage,

Determination, Dedication & Caring


“We are so grateful to have a united and supportive community. Every day we hear stories of the incredible impact that community members have on the lives of those affected by neuromuscular disorders,” says Barbara Stead-Coyle, CEO of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. “Stories of clients who push past the obstacles and pain to thrive and inspire others; volunteers who won’t stop until their hope of a cure is reality; fire fighters who dedicate themselves to fighting alongside clients; and donors whose passion for change ignites us all.”

The 2018 Dr. David Green Nationwide Award winners are an excellent example of the dedicated, courageous, committed and caring individuals who make up the Muscular Dystrophy Canada community. Congratulations to the 2018 Nationwide Award winners:


    • Caring Corporate Partner of the Year Award – Canada Post Community Foundation for Children
    • Distinction in Chapter Leadership Award – Central New Brunswick Chapter
    • Dr David Green Impact Award – Smithers Fire Rescue
    • Dr. George Karpati Researcher of the Year Award – Dr. Cynthia Gagnon
    • Dr. Katie Manders Courage to Inspire Award – Richard Quan
    • Excellence in Service Delivery Award – BC Children’s Hospital – Neuromuscular Clinic
    • Fire Department of the Year Award – Edmonton Fire Department
    • Fire Fighter of the Year Award – Dan Hamel
    • Fred Shaddick Community Spirit Award – St. Ann Catholic School
    • Leadership in Advocacy Award – Alfred Breton-Paré
    • MaryAnn Wickham Award for Volunteer of the Year – Kim Reinhart
    • Outstanding Healthcare Partner Award – Gale Bonin
    • Outstanding Philanthropist Award – Joe and Rami Chowaniec


To learn more about these incredible supporters and their impact on the lives of individuals living with neuromuscular disorders, please view our 2017-2018 Annual Report


About the Dr. David Green Nationwide Awards

Muscular Dystrophy Canada recognizes and celebrates the contributions of individuals and groups who champion our cause with courage, determination, passion and caring with the presentation of the Dr. David Green Nationwide Awards. These individuals/groups exhibit extraordinary commitment to work in mission delivery, revenue generation, engagement and creating awareness about neuromuscular disorders. They play an inspirational and essential role in the progress of Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission.


About Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well-funded research. To learn more about Muscular Dystrophy Canada, please visit or call our toll-free number at 1-866-MUSCLE-8 (1-866-687-2538).


Media contact information:

Heather Rice
Manager of Marketing and Communications

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