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Wilken Wins Weichel

Wingham | by Bayshore News Staff  

WOAA Awards


The WOAA held their annual General Meeting last night

As part of the evening a number of awards were presented.

The O.M. Mike Weichel Award winner  was Dan Wilken from Ripley

The WOAA " Don Boom Gravett " Student Bursary Award winner was Keegan Angel from Tara

And the W.O.A.A. David H. Jacobi Memorial President Award winner  was David W. Millen from Teeswater.

O.M. Mike Weichel Honour Award- Dan Wilken

Convenor — Started in 1994-95 Co-Convenor with Bill Hunter through until 1998-99 then Convened Atom Rep. from 1999-2002 and again 2003-2005.

Ripley Town Contact — 1985-2010 (2006-07 he was Assistant Town Contact for Lucknow Minor Hockey as well), then in 2010-11 he was Assistant Town Contact for Ripley Minor Hockey until 2012-13.

W.O.A.A. Board — Started October 15, 1992 went off August 20, 1995 Came back on December 14, 2006 went off September 22, 2009

Came back on September 29, 2011 went off September 17, 2013 Dan also helped with the Capital Campaign "Fundraising Individuals"

Strategic Planning Committee — February —August, 2014.

WOAA DON BOOM GRAVETT MEMORIAL"  Student Bursary Award winner- Keegan Angel

2015 OSSD with Honours
2015 Working at Heights certificate
2015 st. John's First Aid & CPR A with AED
2014 Canadian Firearms certification course
2012/2013 Ontario Minor Hockey Referee Certification Level 2
2011 Graduate of Arran Tara Elementary School
2010 Off Ice Officials Certificate Program
2008 Kids Safe Certificate Program (including basic First Aid/CPR)

Experience and Accomplishments:

Chesley District Highschool — volunteering at all school activities ie: Score keeping, Grade 8 night, Athletic Counsel, Christmas Campaign

Minor Hockey volunteer — Coaching, Score clock and Game sheet, hockey tournament runner, assisting serving in kitchen

Municipality of Arran EldersIie/Tara Kinettes — volunteering in the makeover of the local Tara basketball court with family members


Arran Tara Elementary School — President of Student Council, Grade 8 Valedictorian and Citizenship Award

2012-2013 Arran Elderslie Minor Hockey — Midget Most Valuable Player

2014-15 Grey Bruce Highlanders Midget AAA — Assistant Captain and Most Valuable Player

Chesley District Community School — Honours student and Graduating Valedictorian

Interests / Activities

Refereeing hockey

School extracurricular activities: refereeing hockey, Track & Field, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton Free the Children: Me-To-We

President's Award David W. Millen from Teeswater, Ontario.

Sat on the Board of Directors from December 8, 1994 — September 17, 2013.

Began as the W.O.A.A. Umpire-ln Chief in 1996 and still holds this position today.

Was a W.O.A.A. Softball Convenor:

1994-2002 — Convened the Pee Wee and Bantam Boys

2003 - Midget Boys and Girls

2004-2007 — Pee Wee Boys and Midget Boys and Girls

2008-2009 - Midget Boys and Girls

Sat on the Building Committee for the New W.O.A.A. Office

Currently sitting on the W.O.A.A. 75th Anniversary Committee.

Due to his trade as a plumber and being a "Handy Man" the W.O.A.A. is fortunate to have Dave to call upon to volunteer to do odd jobs for us.


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