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Congratulations on being our 2016 Volunteer Awards winners!

THANK YOU for sharing your gifts of Leadership and Caring! 

2016 Volunteer Awards winners were celebrated at the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on
Monday April 11, hosted by Volunteer Halton at RattleSnake Point Golf Club.

Burlington

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(left to right) Elaine Scrivener, President Community Development Halton with Cheers to Volunteers Award recipients: Brian Prescott volunteer with Canadian Red Cross, Kathy Sims volunteer with Open Doors @St. Christopher's, Gerry Bengert volunteer with Habitat For Humanity Halton-Mississauga, and Councillor Paul Sharman, City of Burlington

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Samantha Smart volunteer with Reach Out Centre for Kids (R.O.C.K.) (Community Volunteer Award)

Samantha is a “one- on- one special friend” in the Youth Aiding Youth (YAY) program. She is special friend with a young boy in YAY program for a little over a year now. Samantha has made such a tremendous impact in the life of this young boy she is matched with. They have quickly developed a bond and she has helped him deal with his worries, anxiety and low self esteem. She is an incredible friend and positive role model to this young boy, but has also developed an incredibly strong relationship with his family as a whole.

 

Halton Hills

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(left to right) Elaine Scrivener, President Community Development Halton with Cheers to Volunteers Award recipients: Taylor Grist volunteer with Georgetown Little Theatre Productions, Shirley Feddema volunteer with Links2Care, Mayor Rick Bonnette, Town of Halton Hills, and Marjorie McDonough volunteer with Hillsview Active Living Centre

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(left to right) Elaine Scrivener, President Community Development Halton, Krista Nicholls volunteer with Georgetown Special Olympics (Community Volunteer Award), and Mayor Rick Bonnette, Town of Halton Hills

Krista brings her love of the sport and her amazing ability to gather people together. She currently coaches and plans the schedule for over 40 athletes to swim each week. She tirelessly prepares Georgetown Special Olympics athletes for meets and spends time away attending the swim meets. One of her strongest skills is her ability to empower the youth within the special needs community to come out and experience Special Olympics and to excel in their swimming abilities as they advance to the many swim meets that Krista gets involved in.

 

Milton

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(left to right) Elaine Scrivener, President Community Development Halton with Cheers to Volunteers Award recipients: Megan Ayam volunteer with Food for Life - Milton Bible Church, James Dumont volunteer with The Salvation Army Milton, Donna Waterhouse volunteer with Town of Milton, and Mayor Gordon Krantz, Town of Milton 

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(left to right) Elaine Scrivener, President Community Development Halton, Susan Cleland volunteer with The Darling Home for Kids (Community Volunteer Award), and Mayor Gordon Krantz, Town of Milton

Susan joined the volunteer team at Darling Home for Kids as a technical writer working to create new promotional materials and family stories in short. From there Susan got involved with special events and also has a huge heart for the children. She can often be seen spending time at the Home with the children playing games, reading, chatting and more! Most recently, Susan wrote a children’s story book called “Darlene’s Journey” about The Darling Home for Kids. She proceeded to get the book published and has been initiating sales for donations to the Home.

Oakville

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(left to right) Elaine Scrivener, President Community Development Halton with Cheers to Volunteers Award recipients: Margo Quick volunteer with The Women's Centre, Aly Hussein volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, Martha Porter volunteer with Kerr Street Mission, and Councillor Dave Gittings, acting Mayor, Town of Oakville

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(left to right) Elaine Scrivener, President Community Development Halton, David Eadie volunteer with Canadian Red Cross (Community Volunteer Award) and Councillor Dave Gittings, acting Mayor, Town of Oakville

David is a volunteer driver for Canadian Red Cross Halton Transportation Program for 17 years.
Through his dedication he has added significantly to the capacity of this program, providing 80,000 km of service to the clients.
David provided an additional 2,300 rides to individuals who were unable to arrange transportation to medical appointments.
Many of the clients are elderly and frail, and unable to arrange for travel without caring volunteer like David. He has become a friend, a support system and a leader.

Walter Mulkewich Community Development Award

The Walter Mulkewich Community Development Award recognizes the collective contributions of a group of people working cooperatively towards positive change in their community. It is to be awarded annually to a nonprofit or grassroots community group that has made a significant and sustained contribution to community development in the region of Halton.

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(left to right) Diana Berriman, Oakville Strokers group representative receiving the award from Walter Mulkewich

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 Oakville Strokers team with Walter Mulkewich

Special Recognition 

Addison Law, 10 years old 
Read: Selfless acts resonate after Halton girl's random act of kindness

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Congratulations and THANK YOU to all Volunteers for your time and talents that you provide to our community!

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