1 June 2022

Easter Seals™ National Volunteer Awards – Recognizing Kenn Propp

Kenn Propp Awarded Easter Seals Canada Volunteer of the Year for Saskatchewan

The annual Easter Seals National Volunteer Awards honours and celebrates the contributions of Canadians from coast to coast who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to Easter Seals’ mission and vision through their volunteerism, time, passion, and dedication to Easter Seals.

We are delighted to present a 2022 National Volunteer Award to Kenn Propp.

For over 30 years, Kenn has given countless hours of his time, raised, and contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Easter Seals Saskatchewan. 

As a local business owner in Yorkton Saskatchewan, he is a Corporate Sponsor of Easter Seals Snowarama.  He also participates in the event, volunteers with the local snowmobile club to ensure the trails are event ready, and raises thousands of dollars in pledges!  Kenn dedicates his time and network to spread awareness about the event and the cause by speaking with media, donors, and fellow snowmobilers.  He utilizes his network to recruit participants to raise pledges and ride in Snowarama, all while positively promoting the Easter Seals programs. 

Kenn’s decades of support have been crucial to the long-term success and growth of Snowarama.  His passion for supporting Easter Seals and individuals experiencing disability is unwavering, as regardless of snow and weather conditions, pandemic regulations, and any other possible hurdle, he continues to participate in Snowarama, and give his time and resources to our cause. 

Kenn’s incredible involvement has created interest from several media outlets.  He has been featured in videos, media interviews, and in 2021, a national documentary on Snowarama!  He uses these opportunities to promote Snowarama with hopes to increase event participation, corporate sponsors, and funds raised for Easter Seals programs. 

As we have navigated changes over the years, Kenn has been invaluable with his calm demeanour and well thought out ideas and answers regarding Snowarama. 

The Board of Directors and staff members at SaskAbilities are proud to support Kenn’s nomination for the Easter Seals National Volunteer Award. Kenn has earned the respect of all of us, and we are so happy that he is this year’s recipient for Saskatchewan!

Thank you, Kenn for all you do to support children and adults experiencing disability. We are forever grateful and deeply humbled by your contributions to Easter Seals Saskatchewan and SaskAbilities.

“I have been a supporter of the initiatives of the Camp Easter Seal for over 30 years. I come from a very large family, with numerous relatives and unfortunately experienced firsthand the difficulties that both the families and the children had to face. Fifty years ago the resources were very few and the needs were over whelming.

This personal perspective is what has driven me to contribute, as best I could, to help with some of the financial burdens of operating Camp Easter Seal. The services they provide to the entire family units, is unique, and invaluable to their clients. Its my belief that without the support of the Easter Seals programs and their dedicated staff, they would be forgotten members of our society. That is why I try to do what I can.” – Kenn Propp

To learn more about Easter Seals™ Canada and fellow Provincial Award winners, please visit The National Volunteer Award website.