Ann Davis Transition Society recognizes 13 people

For the first time at a Bread and Rose luncheon a male volunteer was recognized by ADTS, as well as a Volunteer of the Year.

Ann Davis Transition Society hosted its 26th Annual Bread and Roses event last Friday

Ann Davis Transition Society hosted its 26th Annual Bread and Roses event last Friday

Ann Davis Transition Society hosted its 26th Annual Bread and Roses event last Friday, recognizing 13 honourees.

For the first time a male volunteer was recognized by ADTS, as well as a Volunteer of the Year.

ADTS president Kirsten Hauge provided introductions and the Bread and Roses Poem, along with Patti MacAhonic, Executive Director who emceed the event.

“Volunteers are the backbone of our society, leading to strong and empowered individuals and families which equate to a stronger and healthier community, thank you to all Chilliwack volunteers who truly make a difference,” said MacAhonic.

Held at the Chartwell Lynwood residence, more than 70 guests attended.

Honourees were:

Gina Moore: Ann Davis Transition Society

Velma Ens: Ann Davis Transition Society

Kitty Dunham: Chilliwack Restorative Justice

Donna Gannon: Chilliwack Learning Society

Maggie Saunders: Chilliwack Learning Society

Marilynne Black: Chilliwack Learning Society

Donna Yates: Chilliwack Bowls of Hope

Irmi Teichrob: Sardis Doorway

Sue Epp: Sardis Doorway

Volunteer of the Year, MaryJean Buchanan: Chilliwack Bereavement Society

Rusty Craig: Chilliwack Hope NDP

Kyle Hislop: Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

Mary Askey: Chilliwack Community Policing

“We are extremely grateful for the strong and continued support of both individual and corporate community members that allow us to honour and recognize our community volunteers and we look forward to next year’s event which is open to all,” said MacAhonic.