Feature Story                                                                                                         Saturday, April 18, 2015


The Volunteer Way

Bread & Roses event thanks local volunteers

By Patti MacAhonic/Photo submitted


Chilliwack volunteers were honoured Friday at the Bread and Roses event.


n Friday, Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) of Chilliwack hosted this iconic event that recognized 13 honourees and for the first time a male volunteer as well as a volunteer of the year.


Held at the Chartwell Lynwood residence, with sponsors Minter Country Garden, Star.98.3, Sunrise Printing and Millar Music Studio the event was attended by over 70 guests and was a resounding success.


Kirsten Hauge, President of Ann Davis Transition Society provided introductions and the Bread and Roses Poem, with Patti MacAhonic, Executive Director emceeing the event.


“Volunteers are the backbone of our society, leading to strong and empowered individuals and families which equate to a stronger and healthier community, thank you to all Chilliwack volunteers who truly make a difference," says Patti MacAhonic, ADTS Executive Director.


"We are extremely grateful for the strong and continued support of both individual and corporate community members that allow us to honour and recognize our community volunteers and we look forward to next year’s event which is open to all,” says MacAhonic.


Volunteer of the Year, MaryJean Buchanan, Chilliwack Bereavement Society


2015 Honourees:

Gina Moore: Ann Davis Transition Society

Velma Ens: Ann Davis Transition Society

Kitty Dunham: Chilliwack Restorative Justice

Donna Gannon: Chilliwack Learning Society

Maggie Saunders: Chilliwack Learning Society

Marilynne Black: Chilliwack Learning Society

Donna Yates: Chilliwack Bowls of Hope

Irmi Teichrob: Sardis Doorway

Sue Epp: Sardis Doorway

Rusty Craig: Chilliwack Hope NDP

Kyle Hislop: Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

Mary Askey: Chilliwack Community Policing



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