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Tim Hortons Volunteers of the Week

Volunteers of the Week - Dee ChaillerJanuary 15, 2019

Dee Chailler: Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels nominates Dee Chailler for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Dee is a dependable, enthusiastic volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program who truly radiates passion for her volunteer work.  She approaches the task with a full heart, ready to give 100% to anyone she encounters.  We appreciate her dedication and chipper personality!’

Volunteers of the Week - Stacey B.January 14, 2019

Stacey B.: St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance nominates Stacy S. for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Stacey has quite the resume with SJA: Stacey began the process and became an instructor in 2009; In 2012 Stacey joined the MFR (Medical First Responder) Volunteer program and has 398 volunteer hours to date; In 2013 Stacey became our Training Liaison to the MFR group; In 2016 Stacey received “The Lyle E. Sproat Award” which honors individuals who have demonstrated excellence instructing St. John Ambulance programs; In 2017 Stacey took the Staff Instructor position in the Grande Prairie office; In 2018 Stacey was inducted into the “Order of St. John Ambulance”. Stacey is truly a blessing to have a part of St. John Ambulance; we look forward to seeing what else this amazing lady can do!’

Volunteers of the Week - Suzanne B. & her dog SpencerJanuary 10, 2019

Suzanne B. & her dog Spencer: St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance nominates Suzanne B. and her dog Spencer for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Suzanne and Spencer joined our Therapy Dog program in 2014 and have continued to volunteer in the community. Suzanne currently visits with Spencer at the Grande Prairie Care Centre, GPFD, and Lakeview Seniors Housing in Clairmont.  To date Suzanne has volunteered 596 hours to the community. Thank you again for continuing with the Therapy Dog program and making a difference in so many people’s lives!’

Volunteers of the Week - Fay BaconJanuary 9, 2019

Fay Bacon nominated by Alysoun Wells

Alysoun Wells nominated Fay Bacon for Volunteers of the Week. Alysoun wrote ’Fay is a long-time resident of the city and county of Grande Prairie. She has never been one to seek the spotlight, but is always looking for ways to improve her neighbourhoods, and to make sure newcomers are included and welcomed. Fay lives in The Residence and on her walks this fall would pick up and clean up litter in the neighbourhood. She is an inspiration to many for her warmth and inclusiveness ...wherever she resides or socializes!’

Volunteers of the Week - Kelsey FunkJanuary 8, 2019

Kelsey Funk: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters recognizes Kelsey Funk for Volunteers of the Week. They wrote ‘Kelsey has been matched with her Little Sister Phenix since January 2018 and they generally spend time together once a week. They come to the agency events together such as the Halloween Party, Christmas Party, Clay and Cupcakes and also enjoy other activities like hanging out at Kelsey’s playing games, swimming, or going to events like skating shows and concerts!! They have become very close over the year, a bond that usually takes a long time to form and Phenix feels as though Kelsey really understands her!’

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