Volunteer Appreciation Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Volunteer Appreciation Awards are now open until June 17.

Between April 24 and June 17, you can submit a nomination using our online webform or by downloading the nomination form and submitting by email.

Volunteer Appreciation Awards

The Municipality of Lambton Shores recognizes and honours the achievements and contributions of community volunteers. These prestigious awards express Council’s appreciation of the many individuals and community groups who work to enhance the quality of life in Lambton Shores.

Each year, nominations open late-April and are due on the third Friday in June. Council present the awards annually at the Volunteer Recognition BBQ in September. Nominations are accepted for the following award categories:

Accessibility Award
Awarded to an individual and/or group for contribution to the elimination of barriers to people with disabilities, and/or the inclusion of people with disabilities in all facets of the community.
Arts and Culture Award
Awarded to an individual and/or group for contribution to the development, support, preservation or promotion of culture, music, visual, performing or literary arts.
Environment Award
Awarded to an individual and/or group for contribution to the protection, preservation, beautification, awareness and/or promotion of our local environment.
Good Neighbour Awards
Awarded to Lambton Shores residents and/or groups for their outstanding efforts and actions that have enhanced or improved our community. A maximum of three individuals and/or groups per ward may be awarded each year.
Heritage Award
Awarded to an individual and/or group for contribution to heritage preservation, architectural conservation, research and/or interpretation of local heritage.
Sports and Recreation Award
Awarded to an individual and/or group for contribution to the promotion, development and/or support of recreation and/or sport in the community.
Lambton Shores Civic Awards

Recognizes two individuals in each age category who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the well-being of our community over a number of years. This award recognizes local champions who build communities and show us all what can be achieved with passion and determination.

Age categories:

  • Adult: 26 and over
  • Youth: 25 and younger
Outstanding Community Group Award
Recognizes a community group for its outstanding voluntary contribution to the well-being of our community.

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2021 Recipients

The Municipality of Lambton Shores would like to congratulate this year's volunteer award recipients. We are truly grateful for all that you do for our community. 

Heritage Award

Awarded to an individual and/or group for contribution to heritage preservation, architectural conservation, research and/or interpretation of local heritage. 

 David McLean

David’s passion for local heritage paired him perfectly with the Forest-Lambton Museum. He has contributed to as the website and social media coordinator as well as assisting to fundraising efforts for the museum. He has participated in virtual discussions, worked on walking tours and shared his knowledge with visitors to the museum.

 

Sports and Recreation Award

Awarded to an individual and/or group for contribution to the promotion, development and/or support of recreation and/or sport in the community. 

Paul Augustine - Individual Award

Sports and Recreation Award Recipient - Paul AugustinePaul has been in integral part of hockey in our community for the past 40 years and his dedication has contributed to the longevity of recreational sports in this area.

He is currently the coordinator of the Thedford-Bosanquet Old Timers league and the Lambton Middlesex Rec Hockey League. His time is spent preparing schedules and stats for the leagues as well as acting as a liaison to the municipality to keep things running smoothly.  

North Lambton Community Health Centre Virtual Exercise Instructors - Group Award

Sports and Recreation Award Recipient - NLCHC Virtual Exercise InstructorsThese volunteers jumped right in without hesitation to learn the technology to keep exercise classes running during the pandemic.

Over the last year, there have been over 30,000 virtual check-ins for these classes, proving the need for such programs during such a difficult time for many.

The programs offered not only physical activity for participants but also the opportunity to connect with others at a time when isolation was so prevalent. 

 

Lambton Shores Civic Awards

Recognizes two individuals who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the well-being of our community over a number of years. This award recognizes local champions who build communities and show us all what can be achieved with passion and determination. 

Murray Finch

Civic Award Recipient - Murray FinchMurray has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Forest for 29 years.

Over the years, he has taken on many different roles within the club, but most significantly his role as the annual Bike Rodeo chair is one that stands out, an event that teaches children (and adults) about bicycle safety through a fun obstacle course.

He has been greatly involved in the Kineto renovation project, lending a helping hand whenever and wherever needed.

He is a big believer in community involvement and encourages everyone to join in and help out whenever they can. 

 

Penny Nelligan

Civic Award Recipient - Penny NelliganPenny has been involved in a number of organizations over the years including the Grand Bend Community Health Centre, the Huron Country Playhouse Theatre Guild, the Grand Bend Health Services Foundation and the Grand Bend Community Foundation.

Since she retired to Grand Bend after a career in the public health sector, she chose to put her talents to work in a variety of ways with these organizations. She faces each challenge with a positive attitude and is always willing to lend a helping hand when it is needed. 

Outstanding Community Group
Recognizes a community group for its outstanding voluntary contribution to the well-being of our community. 
Grand Bend Community Health Centre's Virtual Exercise Instructors - Angela Arenberg, Kristy Lyon, Joy McClymont and Barbara Shafer

Outstanding Community Group Award Recipient - GBCHC Virtual Exercise InstructorsThis group of instructors have been enthusiastic and encouraging throughout the pandemic. They have adapted their programs over the last 18 months moving to virtual when restrictions were tightened and then back to in-person when things improved. 

Their positive attitude and effort to keep people active and social are an inspiration to those attending their classes. 

 

 

 

Outstanding Community Group Award Recipient - GBCHC Virtual Exercise Instructors

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