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Volunteers leading positive change in PEC

Prince Edward County celebrates its rich history of  community involvement during National Volunteer Week April 15-21. With 12.5 million people volunteering their time across the nation, volunteers are leading positive change in the community, health care, sports and recreation, heritage and arts, environmental protection and advocacy, disaster relief, international development, and volunteer firefighting!
The work of volunteers is essential to maintaining resilient communities at home and around the world.

Among groups honouring volunteers this week are: (Click links for more information on each)

Prince Edward County Fire Department
Hospice Prince Edward
PEC Community Care for Seniors
Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation
Prince Edward County Public Library & Archives
Prince Edward Child Care Services
Quinte Educational Museum & Archives
Hastings Prince Edward District School Board
Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan
Rotary Club of Picton

Prince Edward County Field Naturalists
Picton Kiwanis Club
PEC Recreation, Parks & Culture

Hospice Prince Edward shares this video in thanks to its many volunteers who help with client care, fundraising and office help.

Prince Edward County’s Recreation, Parks and Culture Department honours more than 300 volunteers who are involved with recreation committees, museums, trails, etc. (click for full image)

And The Regent Theatre shows its love for the many, many volunteers who help the show go on…

And a heart-felt thanks from the Picton BIA

As volunteer week comes to a close across the Province, The Picton BIA extends a hearty congratulations and sincere thanks to the many volunteers who contribute through volunteerism, especially, three members of the BIA who will be recognized by the Government of Ontario early next month.  They are:
Angela Strachan, AV Frame & Photo
Frank Wright, Williamson & Co.
and Councillor Bev Campbell.
As many of you are already aware, Angela is the former Chair of the Picton BIA.  She presently volunteers on both the Streetscape Enhancement Committee and the Advocacy Committee of the BIA and is an active supporter of countless charitable and not for profit organizations in the community, including the Prince Edward Birding Festival.

When the Picton Santa Claus Parade was near death’s door, Frank Wright assembled his team from the Rotary Club of Picton, and together with administrative support from the BIA, led the charge to save the parade.  Over the past five years, Frank has established a steering committee comprised of representatives from each of the fraternal organizations in the region, the Picton BIA, the Picton Rec Committee, the business community, and community volunteers, who together have managed to sustain this dynamic, evolving, and important community tradition.

Despite her harried schedule and the many demands placed upon her as a member of municipal council, Councillor Bev Campbell continues to lend her leadership and skills to countless community initiatives, both inside the Picton BIA and in the community.  Whenever and however Bev is able, she is always the first to lend her experience and wisdom to building a strong downtown (sitting on numerous BIA committees including the Membership Committee, and Canada Day Steering Committee). Bev also lends her leadership to annual women’s day celebrations in the region, just one of many other activities with which she is involved in building a vibrant, engaged community.

Thank you all for your time, wisdom, expertise, and leadership.  On behalf of our business community, we salute you!

V. (Roni) Summers Wickens
Executive Director
Picton Business Improvement Association

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