Port Colborne volunteers recognized at appreciation dinner

Posted by Michelle Idzenga on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

 

More than 250 volunteers attended the city’s annual appreciation dinner held Sept. 17 at the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre.

The dinner is a small gesture of gratitude to the registered volunteers with the city for the countless hours they contribute to services offered by the municipality, from shows at the Roselawn Centre, to the Public Library, Museum, Arabella’s Tea Room, Committees of Council, and several events from Canal Days to Santa Claus Parade and New Year’s Eve Celebration.

The theme of this year’s appreciation dinner was a luau party because, in the words of the city’s volunteer coordinator, Luke Rowe, “our volunteers have really ‘lu-wowed’ us with their contributions to the City of Port Colborne.”

Volunteer facts:
- 530 volunteers registered with the City of Port Colborne in 2018.
- In 2018 5,072 hours were given to the Roselawn Centre, events, and committees of council volunteers in 2018.
- 4,108 volunteer hours were accumulated in 2018 by volunteers at the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum.

More than a thank you, five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40 years of service pins were also presented to volunteers who have generously given of their time.

The recipients are:

Five years: Don Baer, Barbara Berrie, Vicki Cullen, Curtis Custers, Bettina Di Giulio, Gord Foster, Clara Hudak, Lois McLaren, Maureen Montovani, Fred Taylor, Donna Taylor, Jim Vosburgh, Cynthia Skinner, Elaine Rossi, John Ebert, Norman Leon, Peter Meyer, Al Hollands, Mary Little, Marilyn Chiasson, Tate Davies, Casey Forgeron, Ken Grant, Frank Hamlin, Annette Hamlin, Tim Hoyle, Linda Lamarche, Nancy Moore, Natalie Palma, Jason Parker, Robert Plamondon, Murray Pope, Julie Robert, Cathy Rubocki, Patti Stirling, and Dean Tedesco.
5-years of service pin


10 years:
Cheryl Fortin, Margaret Kerr, Pat Leckie, Arlene Lessard, Angela Shaw, Cheryl Farrant, Mary Robinson, and Andrew Roesch.


15 years: Anna Elise Bull, Valerie Catton, Jean Robert, Nancy Salvage, Dave Salvage, Garth Snelling, Jeremy Hamm, Jim Martin, and Cheryl Martin.


20 years: Barb Butters, Larry Butters, Joan Colquhoun, Shelley Dressel, Jan Fuaco, Betty Skelly, Coral Snelling, Roberta Matthews, Deborah Salmon, and Claire Wilby.


25 years: Michael Cooper, Bea Kenny, Joel Longfellow, Mary Szabo, and Shirley Miniou.


30 years: Marci Lunt


40 years: Susan Brown


Gord Foster was also presented with the Festivals and Events Ontario Volunteer Appreciation Award for his dedication to the municipality’s signature event, Canal Days.

 

“The recognition of our volunteers with years of service pins is a testament to the dedication they have to their city and the communities they serve,” said Bill Steele, mayor. “Year after year volunteers give of their time to make our community an even better place to live, because without them a lot of our programs, services and events would not be possible.”

Special thanks to Showboat Festival Theatre and Whisky Run Golf Course for donating door prizes for our volunteers.

For more information about volunteering with the City of Port Colborne, visit www.portcolborne.ca, call 905-835-2900 ext. 566 or email volunteers@portcolborne.ca.

 

 

 
 
 

News Archive

 
Niagara Region increases temporary curbside l…
Effective Monday, May 11, the temporary curbside leaf and yard waste limit …
Niagara RegionMon May 11th, 2020
NRPS to Address Public Concerns over Off Road…
Many Welland and Port Colborne residents have expressed concerns over exces…
Niagara Regional Police ServicesThu May 7th, 2020
Port Cares partners with CAA Niagara for deli…
Ensures the most vulnerable receive food support through the COVID 19 Crisi…
Port CaresThu May 7th, 2020
Road Closure | Third Concession between Hwy 1…
Third Concession will be closed between Hwy 140 and Babion Road tomorrow, M…
Corporate CommunicationsTue May 5th, 2020
A Message from the Fire Chief | Fireworks in …
With the Victoria Day long weekend approaching on May 18, 2020, the Port Co…
Corporate CommunicationsTue May 5th, 2020
Canadian Mental Health Week: Niagara Health o…
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented change for everyone. We…
Niagara HealthTue May 5th, 2020
OpenInNiagara website connects Niagara busine…
This week, Niagara Economic Development (NED) officially launched its new O…
Niagara RegionTue May 5th, 2020
Public Notice | Property maintenance in Port …
As the spring weather arrives, we know that maintaining Port Colborne remai…
Corporate CommunicationsTue May 5th, 2020
« Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next »