Pictou Volunteer of the Year 2019

Posted by Michelle Young on 9 April 2019

National Volunteer Week is April 7th to April 13th, 2019.  This is a time when communities all across Canada celebrate to thank and honor the people in their community who donate their time to help others by supporting the causes in which they believe. Annually the Province of Nova Scotia recognizes one outstanding volunteer from every Nova Scotia Municipality to receive the “Provincial Volunteer Award”.  Volunteer Week also serves to reinforce the human values that volunteering represents and increase awareness of the vital importance of volunteerism to our communities. The Town of Pictou is proud to announce that Betty Richards has been awarded Pictou's Volunteer of the Year.


Betty Richards Pictou Volunteer of the Year


Betty Richards

Betty is a wonderful volunteer who has been volunteering with the Shiretown Nursing Home for over 31 years.  She is a faithful and loyal volunteer who goes to the home approximately 30 hours a week.  She will also volunteer on other days for special events such as resident outings.  Betty assists the Therapeutic Recreation Department with resident focused programs such as bingo, parties and helps the hairdresser, and every other department in some way or another.  Individuals like Betty make this world a better place.  Quietly going about her business, getting up in the morning and walking across town to spend the day helping others.  The Town of Pictou is very proud to have Betty as our 2019 Volunteer of the Year.


Photo: Betty Richards receiving her award at the provincial Volunteer Award Dinner in Halifax April 1, 2019 with Premier Stephen MacNeil and the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor


Volunteer Week Proclamation - view Vol-Week-Proclamation.pdf