Meet Special Olympics Manitoba Volunteer, Dave Kindrat


Dave has been a great coach, leader, and mentor for his athletes, assistant coaches, and program volunteers. He is currently a member of the Westman Regional Leadership Team, a position he first took on over four years ago. He takes the lead on fundraisers in the Region, such as “chuck a puck”, for the last two years. Dave doesn’t hesitate to help out in any area, anytime; he truly makes a difference within his club, his Region, and Manitoba as a responsible and passionate advocate/ leader for the movement. Dave is a head coach that includes and involves everyone in his program; he is personable, open, has a great sense of humour that instantly makes those around him comfortable. Dave knows and believes that together people can achieve more than when they’re on their own. Dave works hard and wants the best for his athletes; he inspires and leads by example, demonstrating to parents and assistant coaches that he wouldn’t ask of them anything he wasn’t prepared to do himself. He has a love for golf and is committed to being the best coach he can be….to Dave, that means supporting and encouraging others to do the same. As a former athlete himself who has competed at local through National levels, Dave understands the emotions and anxieties that athletes may experience in competition and in their training; he fully supports the idea of living a balanced life and developing as a person, not only an athlete.