Dwayne Vigilance’s favourite memory of his time in the Wood Buffalo region is growing up during the 80s, “Where you left your door open and everyone knew who you were. It was a great sense of community.”
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Vigilance is a lifelong sports enthusiast. This has translated to a career in student athletics, and he is currently Keyano College’s Head Strength and Condition Coach and Women’s Basketball Coach.
“I am a sport enthusiast; sport has always been a major component of my life. It has gotten me through many tough times and has shown me how to overcome obstacles,” Vigilance said.
Ever since he was a kid, Vigilance dreamed of growing up and becoming a coach.
“I dedicated my life to helping youth succeed in whatever they choose to do.”
Vigilance helps youth succeed, not only on the basketball court, but also at home. He prides himself in being a good husband and father, and considers Fort McMurray to be an excellent community for raising a family.
“Fort McMurray is home. It’s where I grew up and where I am raising my own kids. Being a part of this community means opportunity,” he said. “My family, as a whole, has always been given an opportunity here, and I hope it continues with my own children.”
He also dedicates volunteer time to local charities, such as The Boys and Girls Club, as well as, at elementary schools, and with his church.
To anyone considering moving to Fort McMurray, Vigilance said: “It would be a great experience. One that you would cherish, if you came to our region with an open heart.”