Maples Legacy Page

Maples Legacy Page

We've reserved this space to memorialize the many outstanding people who make Maples special, to preserve their deeds and accomplishments so future generations can appreciate the profound legacy they've left for us.

Our community is indebted to these individuals for their service and dedication while their commitment to making our community a better place stands as an inspiration to us all.

Maples Kanwal Brar Excellence and Integrity Basketball Scholarship
The M.R.A.I and Dr. Kanwal Brar Excellency and Integrity Scholarship recognizes students enrolled in Maples Community Centre or Maples Collegiate basketball with an annual scholarship of $500.00. The scholarship recognizes students who;
  • display outstanding personal integrity and strength of moral character

  • strive for excellence in both their sports and academic pursuits

  • maintain a high level of civic virtue either through volunteerism in their community or through support and leadership displayed toward academic peers and sports teammates

Anna Nguyen - 2012.
Jan Manibo
Mathew Dunning
Anna Nguyen
Jan Manibo
Mathew Dunning
Francesco Tocci
Jasmine DelaCruz - 2016.
Mathew Dunning
Jasmine DelaCruz
Psalm Arnuco

This scholarship was introduced in 2012 by our Maples basketball convenor and Board and is funded through a generous donation by Dr. Kanwal Brar. Kanwal has volunteered at the club as a basketball coach and continues to mentor Maples youth. We'd like to thank everyone that has made this scholarship a success thus far and a special thanks goes to Dr.Kanwal Brar.

Maples Club and Collegiate coaches will receive nomination forms before the annual March 1 deadline. The nomination form and scholarship guidelines are available by CLICKING HERE.

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Certificates of Achievement

2009/2010 MRAI Board and Executives

Maples Sports Legends
Vince Harrison - Winnipeg Goldeyes

This Northern League All-Star lead all third basemen in total chances, putouts, assists and double plays in the last two N. L. seasons. Vince homered in his 2009 Goldeyes debut and is best-known for starting the famous September 14, 2009 triple play - fans were thrilled at this Goldeyes Franchise first! Vice consistently scores in the top four N. L. batting and on-base percentage slots and is a fan favorite where ever he goes.

Vince participated in the Maples KidPro Baseball Clinic on May 22, 2010, and gave Maples, Red River and Vince Leah club players the clinic of their lives!

Vince Harrison - Winnipeg Goldeye 2010.


Wes Long - Winnipeg Goldeye 2010. Wes Long - Winnipeg Goldeyes

Wes earned an All-Star spot in the Nothern League's 2009 season and distiguished himself as the NL Rawlings Player of Month after hitting .413 with .439 on-base and .587 slugging percentages. Also in 2009 Wes batted a team-leading .440 (22/50) against Kansas City. Committing just four errors in 160 chances in 2009, Wes earned an astonishing .975 fielding percentage with a .450 hitting with running on base.

Wes has a reputation as one of the top Pro/Clinicans in baseball and he proved it at the Maples KidPro Baseball Clinic on May 22, 2010.

Kevin West - Winnipeg Goldeyes

Kevin's recent 37 home runs are the most for any Goldeyes hitter over two seasons since 1998-99. With 41 extra-base hits and 184 total bases last year, Kevin earned fifth spot in the competitive and talented-rich Northern League. In addition to his skill and athleticism in outfield, Kevin recently debuted on the mound with a 2/3rds scoreless inning in his 2009 pitching debut.

Kevin also graced our community centre on May 22, 2010 as part of our KidPro Baseball clinic.

Kevin West - Winnipeg Goldeye 2010.
Wes Long - Winnipeg Goldeye 2010. Ibrahim "Obby" Khan - Blue Bombers

Obby was the Bomber's first pick (2nd overall) in the 2006 CFL draft and he started all 18 2009 season games for the Bombers. That same year the talented and powerful offensive lineman went on to win the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award - the second for Obby - which recognizes excellence in football ability, team camaraderie and extraordinary community effort. Obby's tireless efforts in support of child and youth amateur sports and other charitable programs make him a community legend and champion!

Ibrahim comes to us as part of the Maples Obby Khan Youth Rugby Program that launches in 2010!

Jill Officer - World Champion Curler

Jill was Jennifer Jones' pick as Team Second going back to their Junior curling days and since, Officer, a native of Winnipeg, has played in five Scotties Tournaments (four gold medals and one silver)and two World Championships(one gold and one bronze).

We were fortunate to have Jill visit with us at Maples on May 29, 2010, as part of our RBC Foundation cricket park funding announcement; her inspirational speech stirred the kids, volunteers, media and guests alike!

Jill Officer - world champion curler.



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