A dozen individuals and two community groups were honoured with Spirit of Revelstoke Awards on Tuesday.
The awards were handed out at the Volunteer Fair at the community centre on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
The recipients were:
Robert Okamura: Handyman for many seniors and people in need. He drives people to medical appointments out of town.
David Pearson: Volunteer for the Revelstoke Cycling Association, leading weekly trailing building and maintenance sessions. He is also a volunteer firefighter
Mark Tottenham: Food bank volunteer with a smile for everyone.
Andy Pfeiffer: 25 years as a volunteer head coach for the Revelstoke Secondary School track & field team and a huge contributor to the Revelstoke Aquaducks.
Megan Cottingham: Sits on the Stoke Youth Network executive committee and the Youth Action Committee, and is a volunteer firefighter. Megan has demonstrated community spirit, initiative and leadership skills.
Raine Carnegie: Took part in a provincial initiative with Erase Bullying BC as a student representative from School District 19. Also sits on the Youth Advisory Committee and is a member of the Stoke Youth Network
Brian Sumner: Chair of the Bbard of the Revelstoke Forestry Museum and a dedicated volunteer and fundraiser at the museum.
Keri Knapp: Outstanding leader of the Revelstoke Multicultural Society in celebrating and honouring multiculturalism in our community.
Steven Hui: Steven has made significant contributions to the community as a volunteer for many years. Most recently, he is spearheading the project to raise funds for the helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital
Mandy McQuarrie: Mandy has volunteered to rebuild minor ball into a thriving youth sport in Revelstoke. Her efforts are allowing the youth of Revelstoke to experience a fun sport in an exceptionally well organized environment.
Don Hawker: Don volunteers many hours at the Revelstoke Railway Museum and with the Vintage Car Club, and has been involved with many heritage and cultural organizations over the years. He is active on the board of the railway museum, always helping with building and grounds maintenance. He is a volunteer firefighter and is quick to help with any club that has a true spirit of Revelstoke.
Lori Milmine: Reliable and dedicated volunteer tutor for the ESL Settlement Assistance Program. She accommodates the needs of learners to help improve their English and to be more connected to our community.
Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary: These volunteers put in countless hours at the Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary Society Thrift Store working hard to ensure all items are in working order and clean while putting extra care and organization in the building upkeep and gardens. If not for all the volunteers at the Thrift Store, the generous ongoing donations from the thrift shop cannot be realized and appreciated by the community. Winners are: Carolyn Campbell, Ken Campbell, Judy Minifie, Peter Zmaeff, Terry Sutherland, Fern Foat, Wendy Larson, and Randy Gribble.
Begbie View Elementary Breakfast Program: This group of volunteers prepares and serves a nutritious breakfast for students to ensure they have a great start to their day. Murdoch Tegart (student), Helen Kondos-Sheppard, Kendra Von Bremen, Kathy Inkster, Ann Quinn, Chris MacMillian,