Thank You from Dave Newbury

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me after I received the CCSO Award. With so many dedicated volunteers I am honoured and grateful to be selected.

There have been many people who have helped and showed me the “Ropes”, I cannot acknowledge everyone, however the following individuals are at the top of my list.

As our Past President, Dan Guenette was so helpful and left a huge void when he left, always available to make decisions and suggestions. Our interactions started when I coached him in minor hockey.

Alex Manweiller was the ultimate instructor/guide on trail grooming, no one knows this work like Alex.

David MacLeod is always there to help on trail work or if he is working keeping “tabs” on me.

Cindy Brooks is always available to answer questions and/or find answers, no one puts more time and effort into the Trailblazers than Mrs. B.

Last but not least, I have spent the majority of my trail time with the kid from the south side Don Price. We have spent many summer/winter days trail cleaning. There has been a number of times when encountering huge amounts of trees we would comment “Are we trail cleaning or logging and where are the young guys?”

One cannot commit to volunteering without a dedicated partner, Peg and I have 58 years in and when leaving for a day on the trails I get a nice lunch and yes, a quick kiss and “Be careful out there”. I am not totally quitting, but have turned the cat keys over to a very dedicated and competent individual Richard Picard, who will be a fine keeper of the north side trails. I will still be volunteering and perhaps pulling the “levers” if required as long as the “Lord is willing and the river does not rise”. Dave Newbury

Thank you to Dave for all the kind words and we thank you for your dedication to the Club and the Community. Volunteers are a vital part of every community and we would not have many activities, opportunities, medical equipment, basic needs for many people or connections without them. VOLUNTEERS YOU ARE COMMUNITY!!!!