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County of Brant celebrates community volunteers

County of BrantCounty of Brant celebrates community volunteers

County of Brant celebrated volunteers throughout the municipality at a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at the TF Warren Group Cainsville Community Centre on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

Awards were presented to 52 community groups and individual volunteers.

“The volunteers throughout our communities give back in so many ways and we are incredibly grateful for them,” said David Bailey, Mayor for the County of Brant. “From service clubs to sports organizations to individuals, we want to recognize how important these volunteers are and what they bring to the County of Brant. It’s difficult to convey in one evening how much we appreciate all the wonderful people who volunteer their time and resources, we cannot thank them enough.”

Photo courtesy County of Brant.

The event, which took place on International Volunteer Day, provided the County of Brant the opportunity to showcase not-for-profit community groups, minor sports associations, local clubs and individuals.

“We know the countless hours, and energy that these volunteers put in throughout the year,” said Stacey Ellins, Director of Parks and Recreation for the County of Brant. “The quality of life in the County of Brant is truly enhanced by the volunteers who provide opportunities to residents.”

In past years, the County of Brant Parks and Recreation team would recognize County of Brant recreation program volunteers at a certificate ceremony held at County of Brant Council chambers.

This year’s event was an opportunity to expand on the volunteers that were previously recognized and include those who run community-run recreational programs, services and events. The event will move to an annual format and include criteria in the recipient selection process.

2023 Volunteer Recognition recipients include:

  1. Brant Disc Golf Club
  2. Brant Pedalers and Paddlers
  3. Brant Tree Coalition
  4. Brant Youth Volleyball Club
  5. Burford Lions Club
  6. Burford Minor Hockey
  7. Burford Optimist Club
  8. Burford Youth Soccer
  9. Burford Figure Skating Club
  10. Equal Grounds Community Gardens
  11. Glen Morris Centennial Hall Volunteers
  12. Kindred Spirits Artisans of Paris
  13. Kiwanis Club Paris-Brant
  14. Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club
  15. Onondaga Community Hall Volunteers
  16. Paris 4 on 4 Hockey
  17. Paris Curling Club
  18. Paris Figure Skating Club
  19. Paris Horticultural Society
  20. Paris Lawn Bowling Club
  21. Paris Lions Club
  22. Paris Minor Hockey Association
  23. Paris Museum and Historical Society
  24. Paris Optimist Club
  25. Paris Ringette Association
  26. Paris Soccer Club
  27. Paris Senior Citizens Club #99
  28. Paris Tennis Club
  29. Paris Youth Softball Association
  30. Paris FC
  31. Pinegrove & Howell Community Centre Volunteers
  32. Scot-Oak Seniors
  33. Scotland Optimist Club
  34. South Brant Lions Club
  35. South Dumfries Figure Skating Club
  36. South Dumfries Historical Society
  37. South Dumfries Tennis Club
  38. St. George Garden Club
  39. St. George Lawn Bowling
  40. St. George Lions Club
  41. St. George Minor Ball
  42. St. George Minor Hockey
  43. St. George Soccer Club
  44. John Gilson – Pickleball Program Volunteer
  45. Jennifer Budd – Pickleball Program Volunteer
  46. George Kyle – Pickleball Program Volunteer
  47. Fred Winterbon – Pickleball Program Volunteer
  48. Linda Ogborne – County of Brant Volleyball Program Volunteer
  49. Dan Kreze – County of Brant Badminton Program Volunteer
  50. Trudi Collins – County of Brant Yoga Instructor Volunteer
  51. Luke Meiszinger –Brant Sports Complex Facility Operator Volunteer
  52. Jamie Lyons – Gaukel Memorial Community Centre Facility Operator Volunteer

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