Re­cre­ation vol­un­teers rec­og­nized

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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.

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