Volunteers are the most important resource community organizations have. The ability of people to work willingly together for the betterment of their community and themselves is a valuable resource.
The image of the volunteer has changed over time. Gone is the stereotype of the middle-aged housewife with time on her hands. Now volunteers come from all walks of life: they may be a teenager learning to manage responsibility by caring for wounded wildlife, an executive sharing management skills with a community group or a retiree enjoying a new friendship as a volunteer reader at the community library.
Ideally, volunteers find the donation of their time and energy a meaningful experience for themselves as well as for the organization. A true win/win situation.
Each year, the Municipality hosts a wine and cheese to celebrate the community's volunteers. Honorees are presented with certificates of achievement, which are presented by Mayor and Council.
Nomination Forms will be sent out at the end of October to Community Groups and Associations. Anyone looking to nominate someone is encouraged to do so using the form below.