Last week we were pleased to hold our volunteer recognition ceremony at The Queen’s Own Rifles Sergeants’ Mess to thank many of the 86 volunteers who provide 1,731 hours during 2016.
Volunteers do a very wide range of task: painting, construction, cataloging, database entry, creating exhibits, cleaning, photography, social media, taking the museum on the road, planning, renovations, creating labels and background panels, research, transcription, digitization, re-enacting, events – I’m sure I’ve missed a lot of other activities.
Some volunteers put in a few hours each year and several a lot more but all our appreciated for the skills, expertise and commitment they bring to the museum.
Fourteen of our volunteers have put in more more than 25 hours and our top five were thanked with some gifts provided by Museum Board member Adam Hermant:
- Capt (Ret’d) Larry Hicks (the most hours again in 2016 and our indispensable photography technician.
Over 150 hours:
- MCpl Graham Humphrey
- CWO (Ret’d) Shaun Kelly
Over 100 hours:
- Cheryl Copson
Over 75 hours:
- Laura Colangelo
- Alex Meyers
Over 50 hours:
- Elizabeth Taugher
- Nicole Lines (nee Simpson)
Over 25 hours:
- WO Emily Kenney
- Cpl Justin Dremanis
- Cpl Dave Strachan
- Coleman Weir
- Rob Grieve
- Jim Lutz
We also want to thank the Commanding Officer LCol Sandi Banerjee and RSM CWO Paul Martin for their outstanding support and for joining us at our reception.
Thanks also to the Sergeants’ Mess for hosting us and to our generous supporter for offsetting the costs of the reception!
If you are interested in volunteering at the Regimental Museum – whether you’re a serving or former member of the regiment or just someone who thinks this might be a cool way to spend their Thursday evenings, you can find out more information on our Volunteer page.
2 thoughts on “2016 Volunteer Recognition Reception”
It’s easy to see why we have the best Regimental Family in Canada. Outstanding Queen’s Own spirit! It’s great to see these exceptional volunteers honoured by the Regiment. Harry
Well done, carry on the great work.