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Council celebrates National Volunteer Week with recognition ceremony

Posted on Wednesday April 19, 2017

Cobourg, ON – April 19, 2017 – Whether it is distributing food donations from the Food 4 All warehouse to local programs, providing entertainment for residents of the Golden Plough Lodge, or offering coaching to small business entrepreneurs, Northumberland residents make invaluable contributions to County programs and services that leave a lasting impression on our community.

For this reason, Northumberland County Council today hosted its first Volunteer Recognition Event. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, taking place April 23rd to 29th, Council honoured sixty community members who donate their time and expertise in support of County services.

“Today, it is our honour to pay tribute to our many volunteers who—through generous donation of their time, their energy, and their skills —make a profound difference in the lives of others,” stated Warden Mark Walas.  “Volunteerism is an expression of the communal health and strength of a community. We are, therefore, so pleased to be able to shine a spotlight on the tremendous efforts of so many individuals; to say thank you, and to share our sincere appreciation for all that they do. Through their tireless support of County programs and services, these volunteers are helping to create possibilities for a thriving Northumberland.”

The Northumberland County Volunteer Recognition Event celebrates the service milestones of community members who volunteer in support of a County-managed program or service. The event recognizes volunteers celebrating 2, 5, 10, 20 and 30 years of service with the County. This will be an annual event held at the April meeting of County Council in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, which is an annual celebration in Canada and the United States recognizing and promoting community volunteerism.

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