Thank You to Our Volunteers!

Photo above: Some of our volunteers at the recognition event.

On Thursday, February 2nd, Museum Board members and volunteers gathered in the impressive library of the Royal Canadian Military Institute for a reception to recognize service to the museum in 2022.

Volunteers racked up 1,237 hours in 2022 which contributed to our all-time total of 114,118 hours – which would equal almost $300,000 in wages if this had been paid work!

Certificates of Appreciation were presented to volunteers Briahna Bernard, Anne Frazer, Shaun Kelly, Colin Sedgewick-Pinn, and Bruce Taylor; and board members Adam Hermant, Jenna Misner-Zuschlag, and Past Chair Jim Lutz.

Unable to attend to receive their certificates were Rob Grieve, Ken Kominek, Steve Hu, Steven Ye, Matt Noel, Steven Abra, Mario Carvalho, Graham Humphrey, Olivier Laquerre, Cheryl Nairn, and Harry Patel.

Also present were new Board Chair Michele McCarthy, board member Lisa Holmes, and volunteers Morgan Ryder, Kevin Hebib, Jordan Balch, and Museum Liaison Officer, Captain Dave Pampe.

On behalf of the Commanding Officer (who was out of the country) Dave also presented the Commanding Officer’s Commendation to our new Curator Shaun Kelly on ten years of volunteering with the museum:

“For 10 years of outstanding dedication and leadership at The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum. His efforts have been paramount in bringing our museum practices into the 21st Century, and in particular in effectively preserving our museum objects that will allow us to share well into the future, the important stories of our regiment and the Riflemen that have served in it.”

If you’re interested in volunteering with us in 2023, please read our Volunteering page on our website.

4 thoughts on “Thank You to Our Volunteers!”

  1. Many thanks to the volunteer’s who dedicate their time and effort to make the Museum a pleasure to visit and keep the Q.O.R Regimental History is not forgotten. THANK YOU.

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