2014 Community Service Awards

2014 Community Service Awards ceremony scheduled for May

A total of 19 community awards will be given out at a ceremony on May 31.

In addition to Citizen of the Year and Freeman of the City, awards recipients are:

• The 2014 Citizen of the Year is Bob Ingram. He will be recognized for his leadership and volunteer efforts on behalf of several community groups, including Seniors Centre Association, Mission Association of Seniors Housing Board, Mission Community Services Society, and the Seniors Centre Task Force.

• Laura Laidlaw will receive the Against the Odds Achievement Award for her years of volunteerism at Family Place and Family Tree House, and for her efforts as a spokesperson for people living with cerebral palsy.

• Danny Plecas will receive a Community Service Award in recognition of his work as a volunteer throughout the community, including with Pleasant View Housing Society, Mission Association for Seniors Housing, Mission Literacy in Motion Association, Mission Community Service, and Lifetime Learning Centre Society.

• Sophie Zehner will receive a Community Service Award for her efforts on behalf of the Mission Old Age Pensioner’s Organization Branch 28, the Mission Seniors Centre Association, the Ukrainian Church and Hall, and for her work as an advocate for seniors in the community.

• Lou Foster will receive a Community Service Award for his willingness to help others and for his work with Mission Adopt-A-Block and Mission Heritage Park.

• John and Linda Fisher will receive a Community Service Award in recognition of their efforts with the Christine Morrison Hospice.

• Jane Donatelli will be recognized with a Community Service Award for her work as a volunteer in the community, particularly at Silverdale Elementary School, over three-decades.

• Cycling4Diversity Foundation will receive a Community Service Award in recognition for the group’s efforts in encouraging intercultural relationships and combatting racism in schools and the community.

• Marilynne Davis will be awarded a Community Service Award for her volunteer contributions to All Saints Church, Mission Community Services, Society, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, Mission Heritage Park, and many other organizations.

• Doug Olund will receive a Crime Prevention and Safety Award for his work as a member of the Mission Fire Department, which included numerous community events, such as fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy, Fire Safety Week events, truck displays at schools and businesses, and Remembrance Day celebrations.

• Jamie Nokes will be awarded a Crime Prevention and Community Safety Award in recognition of his volunteer efforts with the Auxiliary Constable Program at the Mission RCMP detachment.

• Mission Girl Guides, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in Mission, will receive the Long Term Distinguished Service Award.

• Siwal Si’wes Advisory Council will be awarded a Special Accomplishment Award in recognition of its efforts to improve educational opportunities for aboriginal student and help foster an awareness of and respect for all aboriginal people.

• Seniors Centre Task Force will receive a Special Accomplishment Award in recognition of the leadership and tireless dedication of its members.

• Mona Freeman will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with the Mission Minor Softball Association over three decades.

• Mike Freeman will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer efforts with the Mission Minor Softball Association.

• Marion Buker will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her volunteerism on behalf of many community organizations, such as the Girl Guides, Mission Health Care Auxiliary, and the Canadian Cancer Society.

The 2014 Volunteer Appreciation and Community Service Awards ceremony will take place on May 31 at the Clarke Theatre beginning at 7 p.m.

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