Municipality of Port Hope Civic Awards 2012
The many contributions of our Outstanding Citizen date back at least 32 years when he organized the first Terry Fox Run for Cancer in Port Hope. He was a founding member of the Port Hope chapter of the Optimist Club and served on the Executive Board and as President several times.
Paul was involved for many years with the Beaver Athletic Association as both hockey coach and President and as a coach and tournament scheduler for Port Hope Minor Baseball. With the closing of the Optimist Club, he became a founding member of the Sunrise Rotary Club and has served a number of terms as President with that organization.
Currently active on the Board of Caring for Generations Society, a committee of the Northumberland Hills Hospital this gentleman demonstrates an incredible diversity of contributions to Port Hope with an impressive list of longstanding service to our community.
Our Outstanding Youth this year has served for three years as the head of the sound and lighting team at Port Hope High School, assisting with assemblies, graduation ceremonies and community events including the Cameco Christmas for Kids.
Demonstrating incredible versatility at a young age, our Outstanding Youth was a naval cadet for five years and returned as an instructor. He is a member of his high school’s student government and currently holds the position of chief web designer for SmallTown Radio, a 100% volunteer radio station streaming live since January 2012.
Josh belongs to the International Order of DeMolay, an international Youth leadership group dedicated to providing practical, hands-on experience for young men to develop civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills. He is not only a member, but has held elected office for the organization both locally and provincially. This remarkable young gentleman has accumulated 416 hours of community service in his high school years.
Port Hope Homecoming Committee
This group worked together for more than a year to organize a full weekend of events for Port Hopers past and present. Port Hope Homecoming Weekend brought individuals from all over the world back to their hometown, creating incredible memories and invigorating the community. Members of the committee are Terry Greer, Marg Graham, Peter Abrams, Ron Hyatt, Carol Beatty, Sandy Craig, and Melody Manahan
Volunteers from Capitol Arts Centre
These members of the front house staff serve as ambassadors for Port Hope, making every visit to the Capitol Theatre enjoyable and encouraging visitors to return time and again. Each of these individuals has 5 years of service at the Capitol Theatre Volunteers include Bruce & June Collins, June Lentir, Pat & Jerry Morin, Evan Finn, Carolyn Ray, Kira Dobri, Janet Tedford, Nancy Lynch, and Mandy Kort.
Community Care Northumberland - Port Hope
For over 32 years, the volunteers of Community Care have been providing exemplary service to the Municipality. Their tag line "Giving Strength Through Caring" sums up the support that volunteers provide to some 800 people in the Municipality of Port Hope. A few incredible numbers: 14,500 km of driving during the first 11 months of 2012 and 1,400 combined volunteer hours.
5+ Years service - Chris Bihun, Charlie Dobbie, Selena Forsyth, Fiona Graham, John LeBlanc
10+ Years service- Murielle Hayward
Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation Youth Cares Committee
The Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation Youth Cares Committee is a dedicated group of local high school students who spend a school year focusing on fundraising for the purchase of priority medical equipment for the hospital. Committee members both plan and execute several fundraising events and assist with other hospital initiatives. 2012 Members: Emily Wannamaker, Colleen Williams, and Michael Walker.
Candle Light Christmas Committee
The Candle Light Christmas Committee is responsible for Port Hope’s annual Candlelight Walk and tree lighting ceremony in Memorial Park. The Committee organizes a yard sale each July and runs other events and food booths throughout the year to raise the funds needed to light up the spectacular village display in Memorial Park each December. The current members are Karen O’Hara, Cathy Moore, Linda Simpson, Brian Murphy, Bev Van Doleweerd, Tony Van Doleweerd and Cheryl Brackenbury.
Port Hope Kinsmen
The Port Hope Kinsmen is a long standing community service organization bringing us some of Port Hope’s most popular events. These dedicated volunteers provide security at Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny, marshal the Santa Claus Parade and provide assistance in a variety of community events. They are best known for their annual Canada Day celebrations, a Port Hope tradition since 1958 that includes a spectacular fireworks display on our waterfront. We are proud to present a Community Service Award to the Port Hope Kinsmen whose current members are Rob Brown, Jeff Lees, Peter Abrams, Dan Janes, Cameron Abrams, Eric Thompson, Al McKenzie, Zachary Carrie, Chris Goodmaker, Chris Wakelin, Jordan Kelly, Garnet Lees, Don McNeil, Doug Prendergast and Mike Kripp.
Joan has volunteered for 4 years at Souper Thursdays, organizes community care and Greenwood dinners for St. Paul’s Church, is the Clerk of Session there and for 2 years has been the National President of the Woman’s Missionary Society.
Sylvia Cappler has an incredible 28 years of service with Skate Canada as a judge, 12 years of selling tickets for the fair board, 6 years as a canvasser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and 3 years as president of the Port Hope Lawn Bowling Club.
Harold and Dorothy Hosking
Harold and Dorothy Hosking have served as leaders for Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Girl Guides, organized Ye Olde Market to raise money for Port Hope’s Olde Tyme Christmas, served as curators at the Canton Pioneer School and entertained residents of the Regency Nursing Home. This is just a sample of the many volunteer activities this couple has undertaken to enhance the lives of people in Port Hope.
Joyce Buttars volunteers at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, working at church dinners and bazaars, and baking for the sweets table. She is an avid knitter, donating countless items to her church, the Salvation Army Christmas Giving Tree, and overseas missions. Baking for Souper Thursday community lunches and faithful membership in the Women’s Missionary Society round out the long list of commitments being recognized with this Community Service Award.
Marianne and Steven Woodward
Marianne and Steven Woodward have dedicated countless hours to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and St. John’s Anglican Church both teaching and overseeing Sunday School programs at these churches. Vacation Bible School has also benefited from their generous gift of time. Marianne assisted with the Port Hope Children’s hand bell choir and regularly plays piano at nursing homes. Both have been active volunteers at Trinity College School.
Paul has been active in youth hockey for over 10 years coaching and mentoring hundreds of young players and is currently serving as President of the Port Hope Minor Hockey Association.
Since 2009 Anne has accumulated 227 hours of community service in a variety of areas including Navy cadets, the Port Hope Fall Fair, Remembrance Day Services, the Santa Claus parades and Air Cadets.
Since returning to Port Hope twenty years ago Evelyn has devoted time to driving cancer patients to appointments, volunteering at the Community Care blood pressure clinic, and helped at church bazars. She has volunteered for the Salvation Army and worked on several projects for the Port Hope Archives.
Sandra is a volunteer for Port Hope Community Care taking blood pressure readings at the blood service clinic, and working at the podiatry clinic. Sandra also works with local churches and the Giving Tree program. Sandra Dunn-Burke also assists Penryn Village members who are ill and need assistance. A well-deserved Community Service Award.
Clive has been active with the Skeena Sea Cadets since 1977 holding a number of executive positions with that organization. He continues his service to the Skeena Sea Cadets and is currently assisting with the music program.
Alex has committed many hours to the Navy League Cadets since 2004, holding a number of executive positions as well as monitoring the Duke of Edinburgh program. Congratulations Alex on receiving a Port Hope Civic Award for Community Service.
One of the founding members of the Hope Agricultural Heritage Club, Earl is dedicated to preserving and restoring agricultural artifacts. For his many years of service to maintain Port Hope’s proud agricultural history, Earl is receiving a Community Service Award.
Avril was a driving force behind the campaign to save the Port Hope Police, and works tirelessly to support the residents of Greenwood Towers. Avril continues her service to the community through an active role in the Port Hope Rotary Club.
Bill has served as president of the Northumberland Chapter of the Parkinson’s Society for three years, works tirelessly to raise awareness about Parkinson’s. He has participated in the annual Parkinson’s Super Walk rallying family, friends and neighbours and raising over $15,000 to date. Bill’s nomination was accompanied with numerous glowing letters of support in recognition of his time and dedication to our community. This is a well-deserved award, congratulations Bill.
Peter has devoted countless hours to our community, volunteering with Port Hope Estival, the Canadian Fire Fighter’s Museum, preparing the route for Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny, and creating the famous Halloween haunted house on Bloomsgrove Avenue.
Jim has donated time and resources to our community for many years. The original owner and operator of Gilmer’s Hardware, Jim continues his dedicated service through the Port Hope Rotary Club. Always ready to lend a hand and support others, Jim is defined by his nominators as an inspirational leader for decades.
Rebecca is a giving young woman who has completed 406 hours of community service. She is an excellent role model for her peers. Rebecca is always willing to help others and strives for academic excellence. She has volunteered in the Toddler Room since 2008, assisting with planning programming and caring for children during church service.
Nancy has served the community of Port Hope in a many capacities over the years dedicating her time and talent to education, the arts and hospital projects to better the lives of the people in a community that meant so much to her. This award is presented posthumously in recognition of Nancy’s work.
Presented to an individual or team that has brought recognition to our municipality through their outstanding achievements in the field of Sport
Among Hannah's remarkable accomplishments are two National Gold medals and a silver medal in her age group at Nationals in Calgary 2012. She also won gold, silver and bronze medals at the provincial level. Hanna currently is ranked #1 in Canada in the girls 14 and under 100 m butterfly.
Charlotte is being recognized for her achievements in baton twirling, being named Novice Primary Canadian Twirling Champion and the Novice Primary Miss Majorette of Canada at the Canadian Championships. She had first place finishes in the Best Appearing, Marching and the Twirling Events.
A long-time member of the Port Hope Racquet Club, Graeme won the 2012 COBA under 19 men’s doubles championships and bronze medal in the Ontario Junior B championships. At the same competition, he won a silver medal in the mixed doubles competition. In 2012, Graeme returned to competing in track and field and was a member of the 4 x 400 relay team winning gold at the provincial junior championships in Ottawa and Ontario Youth championships in St Catherines where his team set a new Ontario record.
In his second year on the University of Toronto Varsity badminton team, Kyle Thompson was named team captain leading his players to a second place finish at the Ontario championships. One month later, Kyle’s team took the bronze medal at the Canadian University badminton championships.
Arts and Culture
This category has been revitalized to include individuals or groups for outstanding achievement in the Arts including music, fine art, dance, writing, singing, public speaking, visual arts. One of the significant factors in this category is leadership in promoting the Arts & Culture in Port Hope.
Lou has volunteered for 7 years with the All Canadian Jazz Festival occupying various positions including Chair and fundraiser. Lou also volunteers for the ACO and its Garden Tour, sustaining and enhancing the inspiring culture in Port Hope.
Gerald has dedicated almost 20 years to Port Hope’s Bandshell Summer Concert series. The weekly free performances in Memorial Park have been entertaining residents and visitors alike for decades and we thank you Gerald for bringing the gift of music to Port Hope.
John Joynt, Robert Keyes, Robert Sculthorpe
John Joynt, Robert Keyes and Robert Sculthorpe have each served on the Board of Directors of the Cameco Capital Arts Centre for 5 years. The theatre is a vital part of the cultural fabric of Port Hope and the leadership of these dedicated Directors ensures that the Theatre will continue to enrich the lives of Port Hope residents and visitors alike for years to come.
Yvonne and Glen Workman
Yvonne and Glen Workman are tremendous supporters of the Port Hope community and have dedicated countless hours to the Capitol Theatre for more than 15 years. As members of Team 2 they have taken on a number of roles in preparing the theatre to welcome visitors night after night. As Coordinator of Special events, Yvonne has the huge responsibility of decorating the theatre for the annual Capitol Christmas celebration. It is estimated that these two dedicated volunteers contribute close to 20 hours a week to the betterment of the theatre.
Accomplished in saxophone, cello, clarinet, oboe, violin, Courtney Dakers is a grade 12 student working towards accreditation in voice and piano, and coaching and conducting Clarke High School’s concert band. Courtney is the principal flute and piccolo player for La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra , a soprano in the ‘She Sings’ chamber choir, plays flute and piccolo in a Flute Choir and is an alumni of La Jeunesse Girls Choir. Courtney teaches voice, piano, guitar and flute at two local music studios and performs at weddings, dinners, church service, local events and opening ceremonies. She has been recognized numerous times with gold medals at the Kiwanis Music Festival, Ontario Provincials, Toronto Music Festival and talent show competitions.
Port Hope and District Historical Society
For fifty years, the Port Hope and District Historical Society has maintained and operated Dorothy’s House Museum, barn and artifacts, preserving an important piece of Port Hope’s culture and history. Current members include: Joan Ashby Parrott, Cal Morgan, John Dietz, Larry Ashby, Rod Parrott and John Boughen.
John started helping with farm chores as a young child. After graduating from the Agricultural College at the University of Guelph, John took on primary responsibility of Dalecrest Farms. Always ready to help others in need John was a leader in a local initiative to send generators to dairy farms in Eastern Ontario and Quebec following the 1998 ice storm. John was active in the Hay West campaign of 2002, the Hope Township Ratepayers Association, Port Hope Agricultural Advisory Committee and served many years with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. John is an active supporter of the Port Hope Agricultural Fair promoting agriculture in Port Hope.
Joan and Rod Parrott
Joan and Rod Parrott have dedicated most of their adult lives working to preserve Monarch butterflies. Joan and Rod ensure there is an abundance of essential milkweed available around Port Hope and at their Florida residence to create a welcoming habitat for these beautiful butterflies.
Andrew Haynes has served for many years as the lead fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Port Hope. Andrew works tirelessly to promote the club’s mandate of community service. His enthusiasm and conviction inspires tremendous support for the Rotary Fund year after year. A multi-faceted fundraiser, Andrew also supports research and resources for those with Parkinson’s disease.
Since 1998 Blair McFadden has volunteered with Community Care Northumberland’s Hospice Program. Blair is passionate about his work with those in palliative care. An entertainer at heart, he has been known to break into song, bringing a bit of cheer to those in need. With a selfless offer of friendship and comfort to those at the end of their journey, Blair is truly an inspiration.