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Yarmouth area's representative volunteers to receive provincial awards

Nova Scotia's 44th annual volunteer awards will be presented April 9 in Halifax.
Nova Scotia's 44th annual volunteer awards will be presented April 9 in Halifax. - Contributed

Nova Scotia ceremony to be held April 9; Volunteer Week to be observed April 15-21

The three Yarmouth-area municipal units have chosen their representative volunteers for 2018.

The Municipality of Yarmouth has chosen Tony Dorrian, while the Town of Yarmouth has selected Annette Surette and the Municipality of Argyle has picked Félixa d’Entremont.

Volunteers from across Nova Scotia will be honoured in Halifax when the province holds its annual volunteer awards ceremony Monday, April 9.

National Volunteer Week will be observed this year April 15-21.

Locally, Yarmouth (town and municipality) volunteers will be honoured with a reception to be held Tuesday, April 17, at the town hall, while volunteers in the Municipality of Argyle will be recognized at a banquet to be held Friday, April 20, at the Club des Audacieux in Quinan.

Tony Dorrian, this year’s representative volunteer for the Municipality of Yarmouth, is co-chair of the Yarmouth County Community Health Board. He also is involved in Yarmouth’s annual Ten Thousand Villages event and with the St. Ambrose refugee committee.

Annette Surette, the Town of Yarmouth’s choice for representative volunteer, is a longtime volunteer at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Her main volunteering has been at the Dr. Ed Janke Cancer Care Centre.

Félixa d’Entremont, the Municipality of Argyle’s representative volunteer for 2018, has been actively involved in St. Peter’s Catholic church in West Pubnico. For many years she also has helped when fundraising events are held to assist needy families.

This will be the 44th year for Nova Scotia’s provincial volunteer awards ceremony. The April 9 event will be held at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel.

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