Volunteer Recognition 2021: Richard MacIsaac
Congratulations, Richard Mac Isaac!
The Creignish Recreation Center is happy to nominate Richard MacIsaac as their Volunteer of the Year. Richard is a constant, reliable member of our community, serving on multiple committees over the past 25 years.
He is current President of the Creignish Recreation Center, in addition to serving on the board. He served as President of the Creignish Hall Council on several occasions; stepping back in when council found themselves without a president. Richard is an active member of Stella Maris Parish, always ready to assist whenever called upon by parishioners or the late Fr. Hughie to fix issues around the church or Glebe. Richard was also one of the founding members of the Creignish playground committee.
Those that have has the pleasure of interacting and volunteering with Richard know that he does it with dignity and more than a bit of humor. He freely lends his time while working full time at Port Hawkesbury Pulp and Paper and raising four beautiful children with his wife Tracey.
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Warren MacIntyre
Congratulations, Warren MacIntyre!
Plato once said … “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
Warren MacIntyre’s music and passion for music, has and continues to do just that! St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Whycocomagh is proud to recognize the community volunteer efforts of this talented musician.
In his younger years, Warren was a member of the popular Inverness County group, Corporate Sound. Leaving the community for several years to pursue a career in broadcasting in many places in Atlantic Canada, Warren then returned to his roots. Our church and community have certainly benefited from his return, with his friendship, musical talents, and abilities. From singing in the church choir, to singing, playing guitar and piano at funerals, weddings, concerts, festivals, dances, benefit events, restaurants or wherever he is needed, Warren unselfishly shares his time and talents in the community and far beyond. This past year, Warren took an active role in providing music for the church’s drive-in and indoor worship services.
We appreciate and sincerely thank Warren, for sharing his friendship, volunteer efforts and talents with us!
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Phonsie MacEachern
Congratulations, Phonsie Mac Eachern!
Phonsie MacEachern has been a valued member of the Port Hood Area Development Society since it was incorporated in 1979. Although he is always willing to pitch in wherever he is needed, Phonsie has taken the lead on management of the Day Park and looking after the Al MacInnis signs. Phonsie has contributed many hours at the Boardwalk, helping to clear sand and beach grass, and faithfully collects garbage during our Spring Clean-Up Day.
Phonsie and his wife Frances are proud citizens of Port Hood; they have three children and six grandchildren.
The Port Hood Area Development Society is fortunate to have Phonsie as a member, and we are pleased to name him as our Volunteer of the Year!
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Jackie MacDonnell
Congratulations, Jackie Mac Donnell!
With great pleasure, Cape Breton West Community Action 2000 Society nominates Jackie MacDonnell as their volunteer of the year.
Jackie’s tireless effort and outstanding commitment to addressing the needs and concerns of our communities, the disabled, the elderly, the youth, the shut-ins, the ill, and the recovering residents in our communities is valued and needed.
Jackie is a retired mechanic. After and during the loss of his eyesight and over 40 medical procedures, Jackie continues to support and value his community, neighbours, and friends.
Jackie has served and is a member of our Board of Directors, walked for the Liver Foundation, supported Richmond/Inverness Dialysis, Cubs, Minor Hockey, and arranged events such as a car show for his shut-in friend Daniel Poirier.
Jackie is a mentor, a motivator, and an inspiration to all. Congratulations!
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Jackie MacDonald
Congratulations, Jackie Mac Donald!
St. Peter’s Parish Council, Port Hood is pleased to nominate John A. Mac Donald (Jackie Dan J.) as their Volunteer of the Year for his dedication and work to the parish of Port Hood and indeed to the community of Port Hood.
Jackie has been a member of St. Peter’s Parish for more than 50 years. During this time, he was active in the affairs of the parish and served on parish council, served as a supporting member of the Cursillo movement for the church, and he is an executive member of St Peter’s Parish Knights of Columbus Council 8275.
Jackie has freely volunteered his time and energy to the many maintenance and renovation projects at the church and at the parish hall. His skill as a carpenter is reflected in the high quality of work typical of projects he undertakes for the parish. Jackie goes about his work with a quiet uncomplaining dignity, a predisposition of his generosity of spirit.
Jackie is also a 54-year veteran of the Port Hood Fire Department and a founding member of the Port Hood Food Bank.
Congratulations, Jackie on this very deserving distinction!
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Danny MacDonald
Congratulations, Danny MacDonald!
The St Mary of the Angels Parish Hall Committee are happy to nominate Daniel MacDonald as their Volunteer of the Year.
Since retiring, Danny has volunteered tirelessly. His quiet unassuming demeanor allows him to get a job done with hardly anyone noticing. He is modest and does not like praise, but his hours given to the St Mary of the Angels parish hall in Glendale must be recognized. Whether it be for scrubbing floors, shoveling steps, or serving tea, you can count on him to be there.
Thanks to the man that continues to make Glendale and Area a better place to be, one good deed at a time.
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Joey LeBlanc
Congratulations, Joey LeBlanc!
The Lemoine Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to nominate Joey LeBlanc as our Volunteer of the Year.
Joey is an active firefighter who is always ready and willing to help whenever he is able. Joey showed an interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter because he wanted to give back to his community.
Joey has a great interest in learning the ins and outs of the department and this is clearly demonstrated by the effort he puts in with responding to alarms and participating in training sessions. Aside from the normal duties of being a volunteer firefighter, Joey is always ready to help with our fundraising efforts. Joey was very proud to help us deliver gifts to the children this past Christmas.
We are very fortunate to have Joey on our team and we are proud to have you as our volunteer of the year.
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Semi Larade
Congratulations, Semi Larade!
The Lemoine Development Association is pleased to nominate Semi Larade as our Volunteer of the Year.
Semi is a very dedicated association member who is always ready and willing to help whenever possible. Semi attends all meetings as possible and is a great asset to our organization. He has been an active board member for over 12 years.
Whether it is cleaning ditches during our annual adopt-a-highway clean up or helping set up our Christmas tree, Semi is always giving his 100%. We know he is always a phone call away whenever there is work to be done around our community, and never has he refused to help out in one form or another.
We thank you Semi, for the service you provide to the Lemoine Development Association and to your community.
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Carolyn Janega
Congratulations, Carolyn Janega!
The Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society is happy to nominate Carolyn Janega as their 2021 Volunteer.
Carolyn has been a volunteer with the Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society, serving Richmond County and the southern portion of Inverness County, for the past five years. Carolyn is always willing to help with any tasks of the society and as Treasurer, she has gone above and beyond to assure the finances of the society are kept in good standing.
Besides her volunteer time with Strait Richmond Palliative Care, Carolyn has also devoted many hours of volunteer work throughout our communities. She has volunteered with Strait Area Minor Hockey, she was equipment manager for the Port Hawkesbury Thunderbolts Swim Team, she instructed religious education for many years at St. Joseph’s Parish, she has volunteered at the Port Hawkesbury Food Bank and she also instructs yoga at the Evergreen Club.
Thank you, Carolyn for your time and dedication.
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Alice Gowans
Congratulations, Alice Gowans!
North Mountain Cultural & Recreation Association is pleased to nominate Alice Gowans as their Volunteer of the Year.
Alice has been secretary for the association for several years and in the past, she has also taken on the responsibilities of treasurer. She has performed exceptionally in both these positions. Alice initiated the purchase of the association’s personal computer and as treasurer computerized all financial records and as secretary, she maintains all information in an organized format.
Our organization oversees many operations in our community including our community hall, beach and wharf, and our community beautification. Alice has her helping hand in all the above, including preparing our summer student applications, as well as other various applications.
In this time of COVID-19, without meetings and regular operations, Alice’s dedication and exceptional contributions has been critical in our organization meeting commitments.
Thank you, Alice for your many years of volunteer time. Congratulations!