City of Iqaluit honours volunteers at curling rink event

“We would like to thank them for their continued commitment”

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Volunteers with the Iqaluit Reach campaign accepted an award for volunteer appreciation from Coun. Kenny Bell, Coun. Simon Nattaq and Mayor John Graham, at the curling rink April 26 during the city's volunteer appreciation awards ceremony. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON)


Volunteers with the Iqaluit Reach campaign accepted an award for volunteer appreciation from Coun. Kenny Bell, Coun. Simon Nattaq and Mayor John Graham, at the curling rink April 26 during the city’s volunteer appreciation awards ceremony. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON)

Residents of Iqaluit who give freely of their time and energy to help others were recognized April 26.

That’s when the City of Iqaluit presented certificates of appreciation to Iqaluit volunteer organizations and awards to outstanding volunteers.

The Department of Recreation presented the awards at its “volunteer appreciation reception” at the Iqaluit curling rink, which included live music and story telling.

“Iqaluit has so many great volunteers and volunteer organizations,” Mayor John Graham said in a city news release.

“The recipients of this year’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards are dedicated volunteers who give generously of their time to make Iqaluit a great place to live. We would like to thank them for their continued commitment,” he said.

Graham, Coun. Simon Nattaq and Coun. Kenny Bell presented the following outstanding volunteer awards:

• Sport and Recreation Award – Jamessee Moulton;

• Arts and Culture Award — Pascale Arpin;

• Youth Award — Steven Ishulutak;

• Community Development Award — Bernice Rogers;

• Service Organization — Iqaluit Firefighters Association;

• Long-time Service Award — Carol and Murray Horn; and,

• Ikajuqtimarik — Joe Nowdlak.

This year’s event was different from previous years as all Iqaluit volunteers were invited, the release said.

The event also coincided with National Volunteer Week, close to the end of the season for many sport and recreation groups and the Toonik Tyme festival

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