News & Updates   Dakota In The News

Dave Burgess - You Will Be Missed

Dave Burgess, a long serving volunteer with Dakota Community Centre, passed away on June 28 at the age of 74.  

Dave gave much of his time to our community centre, serving on the Board of Directors from 2001 – 2015.  He also served as the Softball Director for a few years and took lead roles in the Fundraising and Special Events during his more than 20 years of volunteer service to Dakota Community Centre. 

His love of sports, particularly hockey and softball, had him involved with the youth of the community as both a coach and umpire for many years.  He was also very active in progressing female hockey in our community, initially with Dakota CC and then with SVMHA when the oversight for hockey went regional.   During those years, Dave was always eager to offer a helping hand if one was needed.   

As Dave often said, “You don’t get paid for doing these things - you do it, because you love it’’. His passion for volunteering and helping others will be remembered by all those who knew him and, by our Centre who benefitted from his commitment and generosity.

Celebration of Life

Dave’s family will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Sunday, September 25, 2022 (his 75th Birthday) at the Community Centre from 2 – 5 p.m. 

The family has also asked that donations in Dave’s memory be made to Dakota Community Centre online or by calling 204-254-1010 ext 211 (tax deductible receipts will be provided)

Sincere condolences from everyone at Dakota CC to Jeanette and family.

Back to News List