On November 17, 2016, the YMCA awarded Patrick “Shoosh” Oleman a Power of Peace medal.
The Power of Peace Awards highlight those who are working hard to make positive change and recognize those who are making a tangible difference in communities across Canada.
Patrick was recognized for his work as the founder of the 2010 Homeless World Cup Team Canada soccer team and captain of Woodwards FC street soccer team.
As veteran VSSL player, Patrick is mentor and role model for new players, leading by example with his positive attitude and his love of the game. He has also helped many of his fellow players find jobs and forged a key partnership between the VSSL and the Whitecaps FC as member of the team’s Operations crew.
Congratulations Patrick! You’re an inspiration to us all.