The 19th Annual Victoria County Volunteer Recognition Night was held recently at the Big Bras d’Or Firehall on April 13th, 2000. Eighteen volunteers and sixteen community organizations were recognized at the County’s volunteer night for their valuable contributions to their community and Victoria County.
Victoria County Volunteers were presented with certificates of appreciation from Municipal councillor Gerald Sampson. They are:
Mr. Justin Bain, Big Bras d’Or, was chosen to represent all the volunteers in Victoria County at the Provincial Volunteers Award Ceremony in Halifax on April 7th at Westin Hotel. Justin is a youth volunteer and is a leader with 4th Brigade Canada Company in Big Bras d’Or. Mr. Bain was presented with a certificate of appreciation from Premier John Hamm at the provincial volunteer awards ceremony.
The Community Achievement award is presented to a community organization in Victoria County who has improved the quality of life in their community with a new facility, program, activity or accomplished an outstanding chievement. Winners for 1999-2000 are as follows:
"Victoria County is indeed blessed with outstanding volunteers and community organizations" says Tom C. Wilson, Director of Recreation & Tourism, Municipality of Victoria County, “they should be proud of their accomplishments this past year, I know I am. Volunteers help provide many services, programs, activities in our County and make our County a special to live. They are indeed the heart of our communities in Victoria County.