Jamie Wor­man named 2017 Ro­tary Club’s Cit­i­zen of the Year

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

The Ro­tary’s Cel­e­bra­tion of Ex­cel­lence, spon­sored by Canalta, was held Satur­day evening. Jamie Wor­man, who over the last cou­ple of years has come to em­body pay­ing it for­ward, was the re­cip­i­ent of the Cit­i­zen of the Year, which was pre­sented by Heather Col­berg.

“To me, with­out the peo­ple, with­out the com­mit­ment from the town do­ing what they have done to help what I started, none of this would have been pos­si­ble,” he said.

Wor­man rep­re­sents the next gen­er­a­tion of volunteers in the Val­ley. He has al­ready raised over $100,000 for char­i­ties. Some of his en­deav­ours in­clude the Santa Cause cam­paigns, as well as rais­ing, funds to sup­port Bran­don Hall and his fam­ily in his bat­tle with can­cer, and ef­fort to help Fort McMur­ray res­i­dents dur­ing

the wild­fires. Just as the com­mu­nity has sup­ported his ef­forts, he was guided by mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

“I didn’t re­al­ize what it meant un­til I be­gan look­ing into the pre­vi­ous win­ners,” he said. “It is peo­ple like that who helped me go down the right path. Th­ese women I ad­mire and look up to for their in­volve­ment in the com­mu­nity but more im­por­tantly as who they are as hu­man be­ings.”

The run­ner-up was Linda Traquair, pre­sented by John Spar­ling.

The Dr. Ken Jul­son Award for the Most Cour­te­ous Em­ployee was also pre­sented Satur­day evening to Don Woodruff of Rutz Agen­cies was pre­sented by Karen Craw­ford.

Woodruff was grate­ful for the award.

“It’s a great hon­our and I am thrilled to be part of this,” he said. “You don’t re­ally re­al­ize that peo­ple are notic­ing. You do it be­cause it makes peo­ple around you happy, but to be rec­og­nized for it is an awe­some thing.”

“I have been treated with kind­ness so much through­out my life it seems nat­u­ral to treat peo­ple with kind­ness in re­turn.”

The run­ner- up was Jo­ce­lyn Turenne of Cafe Ole. She was pre­sented by Sylvia Adams.

The Ath­lete of the Year awards were pre­sented to Noah Miles and Bai­ley Faubion.

Noah is a stand­out for the Drumheller Ti­tans and em­bod­ies the archetype of a stu­dent-ath­lete main­tain­ing a high aca­demic av­er­age and has been ac­cepted into the Univer­sity of Al­berta’s Bach­e­lors of Sci­ence with Honors pro­gram spe­cial­iz­ing in as­tro­physics and will be try­ing out for the Univer­sity of Al­berta’s Golden Bears Foot­ball Team. He also earned the Town of Drumheller’s Bad­lands Schol­ar­ship.

Bai­ley Faubion has been very ac­tive in the slow pitch, fast­pitch and women/girls soft­ball or­ga­ni­za­tions. She made the Al­berta Sum­mer Games Team in the U16 cat­e­gory. She has been the Pres­i­dent of the Drumheller Girls Soft­ball.

The Leader of To­mor­row Award, also pre­sented by the Town, for Grade 10-12 was pre­sented to Teaghan Coultes. She has been an in­te­gral part of the DVSS Cheer team and per­son­i­fies en­thu­si­asm. In ad­di­tion, she is ac­tive at her school as an ad­vo­cate for stu­dents and anti-bul­ly­ing

Nolan Ranger was the re­cip­i­ent of the Lead­ers of To­mor­row Award for Grade 7-9. He is known as a de­pend­able team mem­ber and an ac­tive vol­un­teer, in­clud­ing vol­un­teer­ing for the Gran Fondo.

mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

At the Cel­e­bra­tion of Ex­cel­lence are (l-r) John Spar­ling who pre­sented run­ner-up Linda Traquair, Ro­tary Pres­i­dent John Shan­non and Cit­i­zen of the Year Jamie Wor­man, who was pre­sented by Heather Col­berg.

Mayor Terry Ye­men presents Teaghan Coultes with the Leader of To­mor­row award, Noah Miles with the Bad­lands Schol­ar­ship, with Paul Sal­va­tore of the Town of Drumheller.

Karen Craw­ford pre­sented Don Woodruff with the Most Cour­te­ous Em­ployee with Ro­tary Pres­i­dent John Shan­non, run­ner up Jo­ce­lyn Turenne, who was pre­sented by Sylvia Adams,

Noah Miles, left, and Bai­ley Faubion, right, were named Ath­letes of the Year. They were pre­sented the awards by Ro­tary Pres­i­dent John Shan­non.

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