Local lawyer earns big recognition
Doug Moores inducted into NL Volunteer Hall of Fame
Harbour Grace native Doug Moores is one of eight people who have been inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Hall of Fame for 2013.
Inductees were nominated and decided on by a number of criteria including their role, impact and inspiration in volunteer activities. The selection committee was made up of Edward Roberts (chair), Charles Stacey and Susan Green.
Moores, a lawyer at Moores and Collins law office in Bay Roberts, is a familiar face in the Town of Harbour Grace.
He is known, not only professionally, but as a dedicated person in the sports and recreation community.
He was the chair of the 1992 sum- mer games events shared between his hometown and Carbonear and was a founding member of the Cee Bee Stars senior hockey team.
Moores’ fundraising efforts aided the funding for local recreation facilities. These facilities have received millions of dollars with his support, and are still being used today. Many successes There were at least two nominations for him put forth by Harbour Grace Mayor Don Coombs and friend Dean Murphy.
Although Moores has many individual awards and achievements, he credits his successes to the many people and organizations he has worked with over the years.
“I certainly provided some leadership, but I had some great groups and great committees to work with,” he told The Compass during a phone interview.
Moores humbly said, “All the things I have ever been involved in over my lifetime has never been for personal gain, but if somebody wants to recognize it, then that’s fine.”
He has volunteered with dozens of organizations over the years, and has received many awards, but he will always remember the first organization he volunteered with in 1972.
“When I came back from law school I began coaching hockey in Harbour Grace,” he recounted. “Hockey has been my great love.”
When Moores isn’t volunteering, he spends a fair amount of time with his children and grandchildren.
Moores will be officially inducted Oct. 4 at a gala dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s.