V-Day Contest Winner #1 Carol Casanas – “I volunteer with the 58th Hamilton Scouts as a Beaver Scout leader. We help the kids learn about their environment and nature and how to help take care of it and the people around them. The Beaver Motto is "Sharing, Sharing, Sharing!" and these kids are AWESOME at it! In the picture are our Cub Scouts and Beaver Scouts at a combined meeting, the leaders are myself Carol, Ruth and Kim.”
V-Day Contest Winner #2 “ My name is Marty Fitzpatrick and I volunteer as trainer /coach with the Stoney Creek AA Peewee hockey team. I'm the only one wearing a hat because it's cold on the bench. I also volunteered at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.”
Chris Cooper of the Caledonia Lions Club has always had a Pay It Forward” attitude so when he found out that most donations to the Food Bank happen at Easter or Christmas, he decided to organize a food drive to offset shortage times in the spring. Cooper organized a food drive that takes place every year on or around Mother’s Day.
Dave Campbell – “Responding to resident complaints of excessive speed in residential areas, the Hamilton Auxiliary Police can monitor and record the actual speed motorists are traveling in their neighborhood. Motorists in serious violation of the speed limit are recorded and a report is given to the Hamilton Police, who in turn may send a cautionary letter or visit the violator.”
David Rogerson – “I volunteer as a 3rd Degree Knight at the Knights of Columbus Council 1454 here in Hamilton. I'm the treasurer and beverage chairperson. We sponsor several events every year to support many charities. We just finished our annual turkey roll raising just over $2000 for the Salvation Army.”
“ My name is Doug Muir and since I was 7 I have been playing the drums in the Dundas pipe band. In the past 6 years, I have taken my knowledge of drumming to the community by teaching students of all ages how to play the drums every Sunday and Wednesday. I am also involved in community parades and other events the band does to support the town.”
Donna Arnold - “On Saturday November 6, 2010 I had the privilege of volunteering with many ArcelorMittal Dofasco handymen and women at the Habitat for Humanity Build Day - Robert Land Project. I was expecting that my efforts might be well suited for sandwich and coffee making and serving. Not so apparently. The attached photo shows Nancy and I installing a fire wall - one of many new tasks undertaken. I enjoyed my day in work boots and left with several new skills at hand.”
Dave MacIsaac (4th from the left at the back) and Glenn Hillis (far right) are basketball Coaches with Blessed Sacrament. They have been coaching for over 10 years. This picture is after their team won the Ontario Basketball Championship in May 2010 for the 2nd consecutive year. Their team also won the Eastern Canadian Championships in June of 2009.
Kathleen Owen - “I am an aspiring country music artist and love to perform. In this photo I am volunteering as one of the featured artists for a breast cancer fundraiser concert, in London, ON. I often volunteer my musical abilities; this time was particularly rewarding. I look forward to doing many more benefits of this kind!.”
Kelly Pauly - A member of the PMI Lakeshore Board of Directors, Kelly Pauly (3rd from left, back) formed a partnership between PMI and the Robert Land Community Association (RLCA) to produce their strategic plan last year. Don MacVicar (cake cutter) and Betty Sokolich (Kelly’s mom, 2nd from left, back) participated in the historic North Hamilton Voice of Community day.
Mark Richardson – “I volunteer on the executive committee and as a choir member of the Dofasco Male Chorus. The choir practices every Monday and performs benefit concerts throughout the year. Money raised through ticket sales goes to various community charities, for example: food banks and shelters.”
Paul Martin – Was one of the many ArcelorMittal Dofasco volunteers who chippedin at Habitat for Humanity’s Robert Land Project here in Hamilton on November 6, 2010
Paul Parker – Was one of the many ArcelorMittal Dofasco volunteers who chippedin at Habitat for Humanity’s Robert Land Project here in Hamilton on November 6, 2010
Giovanni Celeste – Was one of the many ArcelorMittal Dofasco volunteers who chippedin at Habitat for Humanity’s Robert Land Project here in Hamilton on November 6, 2010
Raymond Kranyak – Volunteers with Inspiring Tech’s of Tomorrow: Careers in Science and Technology.
Terry Taylor – “I volunteered as a Bike Ambassador at Kelso Conservation this past summer . . Kelso conservation has 22 kms of Mountain bike trails . Duties were to provide first aid ,direction while on patrol . Volunteering gave me a good feeling that I could help someone to make their day an enjoyable experience.”
Vanessa Mazetti and Don Holdridge – “Volunteering at the tent for Sound of Music. A booth and contest to create community awareness with ArcelorMittal Dofasco -- you never know who you will meet when you volunteer!” [Juergen Schachler President and CEO stopped by to say hello]
Kevin Hunt – “As one of my many volunteer roles, I volunteer for the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair. I am on the organizing committee and look after co-ordinating Activity Day (which has really become activity morning) for BASEF. Activity Day has grown to include BASEF students and Grade 7&8 classes from local schools. This annual event has grown to a capacity crowd each year of over 1,200 students, classes, teachers, and parents.”
James Gamble – “ I have been volunteer Head football coach for the past 22 years in the Hamilton Minor Football Association, here is a picture from the final minute of Nov 21 2010 provincial championship game won by the Hamilton Jr Ticats 22 -19 over Cambridge. .”