Award win­ner re­called with fond­ness

Cape Breton Post - - EDITORIAL -

Al­though I now live in Al­bu­querque, New Mex­ico, I’m proud to say I’m born and raised in Syd­ney (Whit­ney Pier and Ashby).

Over the last two decades, I’ve been able to share sto­ries of life in this area as I travel and live all around the world. In the early 1990’s, I had the ab­so­lute plea­sure to work with Gary Bor­den as his su­per­vi­sor in the Canada Post New Waterford lo­ca­tion for a few years. Gary, a Whit­ney Pier res­i­dent who re­cently won the Tom Miller Hu­man Rights Award, is a true am­bas­sador for ALL vol­un­teers, Black Her­itage and his com­mu­nity in “The Whit­ney Pier.”

I wish over the years I could have du­pli­cated his pos­i­tive at­ti­tude, en­thu­si­asm and fresh out­look on life for my­self and my em­ploy­ees. I’ve be blessed to be able to take many of the con­ver­sa­tions I had with Gary those many years ago and use those as life lessons. His ac­com­plish­ments and sup­port in this com­mu­nity re­main in­spir­ing to this day.

Wish­ing you all the best, Gary, and to read­ers of the Cape Bre­ton Post! Tim Hawco Al­bu­querque, NM (for­merly of Syd­ney)

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