The Canadian Cancer Society recognized five local volunteers with Community Impactawards at a small ceremony at the Cliffe Ave office in Courtenay. Sandra Dupuis

Canadian Cancer Society recognizes five Comox Valley volunteers

Sandra Dupuis, Sandra Mawhinney, Catherine Porter, Betty Miller and Barb Ellis-Clay honoured

  • Jun. 18, 2015 10:00 a.m.

The Canadian Cancer Society recognized five local volunteers with Community Impact awards at a small ceremony at the Cliffe Ave office in Courtenay.

Sandra Dupuis, Sandra Mawhinney, Catherine Porter, Betty Miller and Barb Ellis-Clay were honoured for their contribution and work supporting the Canadian Cancer Society.

The Community Volunteer Leadership Award, given in recognition of outstanding leadership, was awarded to Sandra Dupuis and Sandra Mawhinney.

Sandra Dupuis is a cancer survivor and supports other survivors through organizing the Survivor Dinner at Relay for Life. Sandra ensures that the local office runs smoothly with particular emphasis on supporting fellow volunteers. She commits a great deal of time to the Society and is always friendly, warm and approachable.  Carolyn Cade from the Victoria office says “Sandra is the point person in the Comox Valley.  Volunteers know that they can always call and receive a welcoming friendly voice at the end of the line.  Sandra is always willing to help and leads by example.”

Sandra Mawhinney has supported the Canadian Cancer Society with her leadership skills through the Daffodil Campaign, Relay for Life and the Unit Office. Sandra works hard and pays attention to detail, sharing her computer skills with fellow volunteers.  Her knowledge, professionalism and business experience are valued and appreciated by fellow volunteers.

The Volunteer Achievement Certificate is awarded in recognition of a volunteer’s dedication and commitment, and whose contributions have had a significant impact on the strategic goals of the Canadian Cancer Society.  Three volunteers were recognized with this award:

Local treasurer, Catherine Porter goes above and beyond in all financial matters in particular her attention to detail.  Catherine has motivated others to become involved with the Canadian Cancer Society.  Diligence and caring describe her approach to both people and numbers. Catherine is an extremely supportive and committed volunteer whose positive attitude shines. She is a strong presence and a great asset to the Courtenay office.

Health Promotion lead Betty Miller “walks the talk” and is a positive influence on those around her.  Passionate and empathetic about helping those in need, she recognizes the importance of following a healthy lifestyle in order to reduce cancer risk. She is an excellent communicator.

Barb Ellis-Clay initiated the lanyard and bead project at the Comox Valley Relay For Life a few years ago, motivating and inspiring participants in the following years.  A hard worker, Barb is often found working behind the scenes in the Courtenay office.

 

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