Award winner recalled with fondness
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)