Victoria County Announces Community Volunteer Winner!

Posted on:
June 29, 2023

Congratulations Big Bras d’Or Community Hall Volunteers!

Victoria County proudly announces the Big Bras d’Or Community Hall Volunteers as the top community volunteers for 2023! The group will represent Victoria County at the Provincial Volunteer Awards being held on September 25, 2023.

Big Bras d’Or Community Hall Volunteers achieved top marks in the three categories who were scored individually by the Volunteer Committee members. The group scored the highest for their Community Reach, Community Impact and Community Inspiration.On Sunday, June 25, 2023, on behalf of Victoria Council, the group was presented with a $500 honorarium from District 5 County Councillor, Fraser Patterson.

Left to right: District 5 Councillor Fraser Patterson, Mike MacDonald, Laura Gismano, Heather Caldwell, Clara Enrhardt, Ellen O’Neil, Denise Buffet, Sharon MacLeod, Wayne Buffet, Leah Hamper, Moya Farrel, Shirley Chesal, Max MacKeigan, Kathy Baker, Sophia MacDonald, Nancy Cronin, Marissa Broad, Brian Richards, Glena Richards, Ian VanSchaick and Chris Woodford, Victoria County Recreation Coordinator.

Dedicated Community Volunteers

The Big Bras d’Or Community group is an energetic, hard-working, and generous group of tireless volunteers is the heartbeat of Big Bras d’Or. Since 2004, when a handful of community members formed to help bring their neighbours together, the core group of dedicated full-time volunteers who range in age from 10 years old to 80 years old, pitch in throughout the year. The community events, luncheons and breakfasts bring in needed financial support, which in turn, help those who find themselves in need. Whether it’s shelter and warm food distributed during the Fiona disaster or supporting a local individual or family needing help making ends meet, these volunteers are there for them.

Thanks to these volunteers’ unwavering dedication, the Hall has modernized the improvements made, including building a new roof, new accessible washrooms and the future looks bright. This caring group makes this Hall one of the busiest and most vibrant communities in the province.

Victoria County Nominees 2023

We are extremely grateful to all our community volunteers who were nominated this year for their dedication and commitment. A total of 18 individuals/groups were nominated for the award!

NameVolunteer Work
Danni Morrison-FuhrmannEnglishtown Hall volunteer
Eileen WoodfordBaddeck Cross Country Ski Club
Grocery Delivery VolunteersHome Support Services Meals Plus
Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile ClubNew Groomer Committee
Chris & Janet KhunkeDry Hydrant work with Ross Ferry FF
Jason SmithYouth Sport Coaching
Rev. Brian MacleodLions Club Volunteer
Rosella BornBaddeck Community work
Pat RoseWashabuck community
Baddeck Nordic ClubTrail Development Network
Cabot Volunteer FF Ladies AuxiliarySupport for Fire Department
Ernie MacIntoshLongtime Community Volunteer work
Kim MacLeanHighland Village volunteer
Cameron MacNeilHighland Village student volunteer
Nancy CroninRoss Ferry Stewardship Society
Denise OakeBoularderie Island Connected Society
Mary Ann WilsonLongtime Community Volunteer

Christopher Woodford

Active Living & Recreation Coordinator

Phone: (902)294-0063

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