Recreation volunteers recognized
Four individuals from the Trinity-Conception region were recently recognized for their outstanding contribution to recreation in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Garry Jackson of Whiteway, Judy Keating of Cupids, Ann Coombs-Quinlan of Harbour Grace, and Raymond Noel of Carbonear were presented with special certificates in mid-May.
For the third consecutive year, Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador, in partnership with the provincial Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, andDownhomemagazine, made the presentations.
A total of 28 individuals province-wide were honoured for their volunteer work with recreation.
Rob Button, former president of Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador and recreation director for the Town of Carbonear, said the volunteers were “ vital to the overall provincial recreation program, and specifically to the recreation program of the communities in which they live.”
The individuals, who were nominated by their communities, received the honour “ for all they have done to enhance the local recreation programs,” Button added.
In addition to the Trinity-Conception recipients, there was also representation from Pouch Cove (Gail Everson), St. Lunaire-Griquet ( Leslie Hillier), Cape St. George ( Wayne Deaves), St. Lawrence ( Hubert Beck), Lawn ( James Strang), Pilley’s Island (Gloria Ryan), Norris Arm ( Angus McLoughlin), Centreville-Wareham-Trinity ( William Rideout), Grand Bank ( Judy Cooper), L’anse au Loup ( Selma Normore), Holyrood ( Jean Corbett), L’anse au Clair (Grace Dumaresque), Forteau ( Rodney Hancock), Burin (Clarence Senior), Mount Pearl ( Jim Butler), New-WesValley ( Wayne Brown), Appleton ( Frances Cokes), Bay Bulls ( Loyola O’Driscoll), Tors Cove ( Michelle O’Keefe), Gander ( Nick Soper), Torbay (Karen McGrath), Lewisporte ( Sandra Whiteway), Bell Island ( Bob Basha), and Happy Valley-Goose Bay ( Lee Hill).
Button, along with Premier Kathy Dunderdale and Downhome CEO Grant Young, signed the certificates.