Volunteer of the Year 2015
Pictou Volunteer of the Year Awards
Each year, communities all across Canada celebrate National Volunteer Week, which normally takes place the third week of April. The primary purpose of this specially designated week is to thank and honour people who donate their time to help others by supporting the causes in which they believe. Volunteer Week also serves to reinforce the human values that volunteering represents and increases awareness of the vital importance of volunteerism to our communities.
Each year the Town of Pictou calls for nominations from the community for a Volunteer of the Year. This award is given to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution in the Town of Pictou. The Volunteer of the Year represents the community at the Provincial Volunteer Award Ceremony in Halifax. The Recipient is also recognized at the annual Pictou Volunteer Banquet, which celebrates all volunteers in the community. Contact Pictou Recreation and Parks for more information.
2016 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
A huge congratulations goes out to Sadie O'Hearn, the Town of Pictou Volunteer of the Year for 2016! Sadie and her husband John attended the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony in Halifax on Monday, April 4, 2016. She is pictured here with Mayor Joe Hawes. The Town of Pictou was honored and proud to have you represent our community this year!
Sadie is a wonderful volunteer who has been volunteering with the Stella Maris Catholic Women’s League for over 51 years. She has served in various offices including President. Sadie coordinates funeral receptions and volunteers at the Pictou Food Bank and the Star of the Sea Centre. She is also a member of the Parish Hall Restoration Committee, Women’s Institute and Congregation of Notre Dame Associates. Sadie coordinates a takeout meal fundraiser for the Pictou Lobster Carnival and hosts a Christmas meal for the Pictou firefighters. These are just a few of the many events, fundraisers and dinners where Sadie makes a difference. Bravo and thank you very much, Sadie. The Town of Pictou is very proud to have Sadie as our 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
Provincial Volunteer Week
April 10 to April 16, 2016
Betty Ann Battist