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Atikokan Volunteer wins HNO Award!

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

 Joanne has professional status as a Doctor of Medicine and has been a volunteer for many years with the Atikokan Minor Hockey Association.  Joanne has contributed to Atikokan in many ways, not only as a Trainer, but also has helped with coaching and mentoring.  She is a true volunteer, and her main goal is to keep players safe.  In 2008, Joanne attended Level 1 Trainers Clinic and has maintained her Level 2 status because of her professional career.   She has been involved instructing clinics and attending the Master Facilitator Workshop for our Branch.  She has also delivered concussion awareness seminars at our U16 Camps.  Joanne has developed a medical form for Return to Play and some associations are using it.   Also, at the Atikokan elementary school, at the grade 5 level, a project called "Brain Day" is instructed by Joanne.  Complete awareness of concussions and proper steps if the injury occurs.  She is a true volunteer and with young kids involved in hockey, she moves her office to the rink for the winter and promotes the game in a safe fashion.  With her contribution, she certainly is a well deserving person for this award.

On behalf of Minor Hockey in Atikokan, the players, parents and community, we congratulate Joanne on receiving the Dr. Pashby Award and thank her for all her efforts!!