REPORTING · 3rd July 2013
On July First, Mayor Joanne Monaghan gave out community recognition awards as a part of the Canada Day Celebrations.
The first award of distinction went to Eileen Hutson. “Eileen is a talented artist and dedicated volunteer, passionate about promoting the visual and performing arts in Kitimat.”
Murrie Collings was given an award for helping low income people with their taxes. John Mackenzie, a referee was given a award for the work he does with minor hockey and soccer. Wendy Kraft was given an award for the years of service she gave the Coy Cup and the Aluminium City Telethon.
Brian Hashimoto was given an award for being a dedicated teacher and community volunteer. He passed away last Christmas. “We all will miss him very much,” said Monaghan.
Jack Oviatt was given an award for years of community service. Sue Dobbin was awarded for being a dedicated teacher, sports advocate and role model.
Then it was time for the recognition awards. For motocross, Grant Rice. Joel Demelo received an award for Bronze in the BC Cup. For a Bantam Provincials gold, Kelsey Roberts received an award. For Silver in Gymnastics BC Provincials, Damon Taylor took home an award.
The next award winners were Rick Jones, Graham Gueguen, Chelsea Bossence, Makenzie Matthews, Andrea Sanders-Crouch, Tyler Harnadek, Leah Anthony, Brittney Hawkins and Haley Card for outstanding movement and choreography at the Drama Festival.
Tilly Bachman was called for an award to recognize her 5 pin bowling gold. Lloyd Striker was called concerning his 2 times Whist gold wins. Anne Berrisford was recognized for her gold in golf.