Bay of Quinte Riding MP Neil Ellis recognized some of the hardest working volunteers in the Bay of Quinte Riding in Belleville today.
MP Ellis presented Canada 150 Coins to the 70 chosen volunteers at a Banquet Centre packed with the nominees and their family and friends.
Opening the ceremony, Ellis said each person had made a longtime positive impact that was felt by everyone in their community.
“Each one is different of course, but all of these people share a belief in responsibility toward others and a commitment to making a positive difference” These are our brightest role models and heroes and they are all worthy of recognition in this, Canada’s 150th anniversary.”
The recipients were: Aruna Alexander, Jennette Arsenault, Beach Ashby, Stephen Barkema, R. Scott Berry, Selma Bochnek, Betty Boomhower, Ralph Boomhower, Gerry Boyce, Samuel Brady, Sue Bray, Doug Bray, Alfred Cairns, John Cairns, Susan Capon, Betty Clost, John Coady, Norma Cornell, Lorne Cornell, Michael Cowan, Tracey Davis, Brett Davis, Joshua Davis, Jeremy Davis, Andy Forgie, Jen French, Orland French, Hugh Hoard, Margo Holloway, Dick Howe, Richard Hughes, Richard Hurst, James Hurst, Golda Lafferty, Stephanie Lange, Christine Lisle, Linda Lyons, Jeremiah MacKenzie, Kay Manderville, Louise McFaul, Angela Miller, John Ross Parks, Mark Philbin, Paul Pickard, Carl Potter, Beth Primeau, Larry Rankin,
Emma Rankin, Mark Rashotte, Peter Rea, Marsha Roadhouse, Maurice Rollins, Marie Savage, Kelly Scott, Betty Smith, Kim Taylor, Sharon Urquhart, Glen Wallis, Lisa Warriner, Rich Watt, Margaret Werkhoven, Justin Whitaker, Ryan Williams, Bob Wludyka, Laura Woodall, and Arlene Wright.
All of those honoured are from the Bay of Quinte riding, which encompasses Prince Edward County, Quinte West, and the part of Belleville south
of Highway 401.