Four Trent alumni, an honorary alumnus, and a retiring university staff member will be presented with Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for their hard work and dedication to the university community.
The Awards recognize volunteers for five to 65+ years of continuous service to an organization. Each volunteer will receive a certificate and customized trillium pin to recognize the vital role they play in our communities.
“The support provided by Ontario’s army of volunteers is indispensable,” states Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. “Whether it’s empowering the vulnerable, comforting the sick, raising awareness or raising funds, our volunteers work tirelessly to make our communities and our province a better place in which to live.”
As Canada and Ontario commemorate their 150th anniversaries in 2017, volunteers remind us of the important role civic responsibility plays in building a strong, caring and inclusive society. This is certainly felt within the Trent community, where the impact of volunteerism helps shape the lives of students – spurring them on to become the leaders of tomorrow.
The alumni recipients include: John Butcher '67 (40 years of service), Tom Miller '82 (10 years of service), Robin Quantick '78 (10 years of service), and Sue Graham Parker '73 (5 years of service). Honorary alumnus and Board Governor Emeritus Bryan Davies is being recognized for 5 years of service. Trent retiree Gillian Stamp is being recognized for 25 years of volunteer service.
As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the volunteers who offer their time and energy to the Trent Community -- you are all appreciated!
Also this week, another alumna, Hannah McFarlane was announced as the recipient of this year's Jessica Melnik award as a Young Woman of Impact by The Red Pashmina Campaign. The Jessica Melnik award celebrates and encourages young women in the Peterborough community while emphasizing their commonalities, connections, and solidarity with young women in Afghanistan and throughout the world.