Lo­cal lawyer earns big recog­ni­tion

Doug Moores in­ducted into NL Vol­un­teer Hall of Fame

The Compass - - NEWS - BYMELISSA JENK­INS SPE­CIAL TO THE COM­PASS

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.

melissa.jenk­ins@tc.tc

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