Volunteer Recognition

Volunteer Recognition

Volunteer Recognition
The City of St. John’s values the contributions of its volunteers and the impact that they have on the community as a whole. 

2017 Building Healthy Communities Award Winners 

The Building Healthy Communities award is presented annually to an individual or group in St. John’s who are helping to create vibrant communities and enhance the quality of life for citizens through delivering leisure programs and services. 
Building Healthy Communities Volunteer Award winner 2017 Jim Hurley
Jim Hurley
Jim has volunteered with Cygnus Gymnastics at the board level for 16 years, the last 10 as President. He has also volunteered countless hours with Gymnastics NL. In 2016 and in previous years, Jim has been integral in policy development, event hosting, leadership and direction. Jim's dedication as a volunteer sets the bar for all others involved in our sport. He is the first to arrive and the last to leave all competitions and events hosted by Cygnus. Jim has held integral roles in Provincial, Atlantic and Eastern Championships planning committees. He is the go-to for absolutely anything that needs to be done from assembling equipment, cleaning the facility to soliciting sponsors, meeting with delegates from the provincial sporting organization or local delegates. His passion and commitment is rooted in ensuring our athletes, coaches and staff have every possible opportunity available to them to reach their goals and be the best they can be. 
Building Healthy Communities Volunteer Award winner 2017 Bob Osbourne
Bob Osbourne
Bob has volunteered in the curling community for the past 40 years. When the Tim Hortons Brier was officially announced to take place in St. John’s this individual stepped forward to assume the responsibility of the recruitment of over 500 volunteers needed for the event, along with countless other assignments that are attached to such a large event from offering clinics on how to curl for over 200 individuals to handing out coffee. One could call him a volunteer for volunteers who recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteerism in our community. Although he may not earn the attention and accolades of Brad Gushue, this individual’s enthusiasm for curling in his community echoes through. 
Building Healthy Communities Volunteer award winners 2017 Holy Hearth Physical Literacy ambassadors
Holy Heart Physical Literacy Ambassadors
Shawna Foley, Shawna Wilcox, Erin McCarthy, Gary McKeawn, MyKenzie Harding
The High School Physical Literacy Ambassador Program is one of the most successful initiatives to come out of the Alliance. The success of the Holy Heart Ambassador Program is due, in large part, to the enthusiasm, leadership abilities and commitment to “give back” that radiate from the High School Students being recognized this morning. The City of St. John's in partnership with staff at Holy Heart of Mary High School identify students with a desire to provide fun, physical literacy programs for primary age children at the neighboring Bishop Field Elementary School. As part of the program the City provides the students with training in High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development and Fundamental Movement Skills. The students are then mentored by City staff in the delivery of a free after school physical literacy program for primary school children. 
2016 Alice Noseworthy Memorial Senior Volunteer of the Year Award Winner
The Alice Noseworthy Memorial Senior Volunteer of the Year award, donated by Alice’s family, recognizes outstanding volunteerism with the City of St. John’s Seniors Outreach Program. 


Senior Volunteer of the Year 2017 Lossie Trask
Lossie Trask

Lossie is a loyal and dedicated volunteer, as an active member in our programs, this year’s recipient always wants to extend herself to others. She started attending and volunteering shortly after her husband passed away to get out of the house and to be with others. Through volunteering she has become more confident, and active, and through her bright and cheerful personality she’s sees great joy in others. She is the type of person who makes the most of every day and she believes in the power of volunteering.

2016 Building Healthy Communities at Memorial
The Building Healthy Communities at Memorial volunteer recognition award is new and recognizes individuals or groups who promote recreation and leisure opportunities within the Memorial University St. John’s campus. T

Building Healthy Communities at Memorial award winners 2017 MUN Mentors
MUN Mentors
The MUN Mentors group have assisted new comers in navigating St. John’s and the Memorial University Campus. They enhance and contribute to the transition of newcomers from various cultural backgrounds, helping to eliminate cultural barriers faced by newcomers to St. John’s and Memorial.