Community Awards 2011

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Published on May 15, 2011

David Devine, the Minister Responsible for the Volunteer and Non-Profit Sector, was present at the banquet on Apr. 30 where he congratulate the year’s winners and made a presentation to the audience. Here he is pictured with Sarah Connell.

Published on May 15, 2011

The first award of the evening was presented to the Female Athlete of the Year, Keely Bishop for her involvement with soccer and golf as well as the time she dedicates to coaching.

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The second award of the evening was given to Male Athlete of the Year, David Roberts for his accomplishments in swimming and track and his involvement in coaching.

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The Wham Youth Group leaders received the Team/Group of the year award, which was sponsored by Nalcor Energy. Tony O’Brien presented the group with their award.

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Steve Janes received the award for Coach/Mentor of the year for his successful coaching of local high school basketball teams. The local Kinsmen and Kinettes sponsored this award.

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The Trapper’s Running Club received the award for Executive/Board of the Year. This award was sponsored by CBCL Ltd and presented by Kevin Lane. Pictured are club board members John Houlahan, Diane Houlahan, Bernadette Greey, Cora Hamel Pardy, Pamela Bussey and Kevin Lane.

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Northmart received the award for Sponsor of the Year. Pictured is store manager David Pelley. RNR Plumbing sponsored the award.

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Local Musician Gary Mitchell received the Fine Arts Award, sponsored by Vale. Pictured is Peter Langlois for Vale (right) with Mr. Mitchell.

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Emily Best was awarded the Female Youth of the Year for recognition of her success in school and in the community. Innu Mikun/Pal sponsored the Award.

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Thomas Abbass was awarded Male Youth of the Year for recognition of his success in school and in the community. The Woodward Group of Companies sponsored the award.

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Matthew Russell was honoured as this year’s Exceptional Person of the Year, presented to a challenged individual who has overcome obstacles. The Rotary Club of Happy Valley-Goose Bay sponsored this Award.

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Volunteer of the Year was presented to Gail Rowsell for her contribution to volunteer and non-profit work in the community. Mary Snelgrove presented her with the award on behalf of Expo Labrador, the award sponsor.

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Jackie Compton-Hobbs was awarded as the Citizen of the Year for her work in the community, which has led to an enhanced quality of life for community members. Colby Management sponsored the award.

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Lee Hill was awarded the Builder of the Year award for the time she gives in running the local SPCA on a volunteer basis. The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay sponsored the award.

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Musician Richard Neville provided the entertainment for the evening.

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Committee members Shelley Broomfield and Barb Crawford helped make the evening a success.

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Councillor Arlene Michelin was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Published on May 15, 2011

Awards recipients received a standing ovation from the crowd of more than 100 people.

The annual community awards banquet was held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Apr. 30 at the Royal Canadian Legion. The 2010 award recipients are featured here.

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