Community Heroes

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Do you know someone who is going above and beyond to help neighbours during the Covid-19 Crisis?

Please let us know by nominating them for our new Community Heroes program. Local heroes will be highlighted on our social media pages and acknowledged formally at a later date.

Share your stories below and don't forget to tell us your hero's name!

Do you know someone who is going above and beyond to help neighbours during the Covid-19 Crisis?

Please let us know by nominating them for our new Community Heroes program. Local heroes will be highlighted on our social media pages and acknowledged formally at a later date.

Share your stories below and don't forget to tell us your hero's name!

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    Many many masks!

    by debbie1, 28 days ago

    I remember when the first call came out for masks and Lesley Poper was quick to respond. We first met Lesley and Ted Poper overseas. They were always involved in the Canadian community in Germany when we lived over there and always involved with volunteer positions. They are both retired from the military now. She is one of those quiet unassuming volunteers and worked many hours making masks for the hospitals.

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    Donna

    by HAlwan, about 1 month ago

    I would like to nominate Donna who works at Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy.

    Donna is a wonderful person inside and out. Donna is a pharmacy assistant who is responsible for the medications of most of the nursing homes and long term care homes in town.


    She has been working at the pharmacy for 15 years. She’s a mom and a grandma. She’s also an ex military, retired from the military after moving all around Canada.


    Donna now works at Shoppers where she is head of the nursing homes and long term care homes. She ensures everyone gets their medication, she... Continue reading

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    Trailer owning saviour

    by AmandaNerpin, about 1 month ago

    Craig Spencer is an everyday hero putting on a uniform going to work for our armed forces, but he is my current covid hero. I am a PSW in a covid positive nursing home that had direct contact with a positive resident. This man that I had never met in my life, not only dropped off his trailer in my driveway but made sure it was stocked full of the necessities including propane for heat so that I could isolate from my family to keep them safe. Then he proceeded to check in on me regularly to make sure I... Continue reading

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    Elizabeth the bakery superstar!

    by Christina, about 2 months ago

    Elizabeth Lupenette is an amazing community hero and many are lucky to have her in there lives! She is the bakery manager at Smylie's Your Independent Grocer. She does so much for the store and her staff. She is also a mother to an amazing 7 year old that thinks the world of her. She is a superstar in my eyes along with others! She deserves to be recognized by the community so she can realize how many people are truly grateful for everything she has done 🧡

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    14 year old Jordan Harmond sells art for charity

    by Yodasmema, about 2 months ago

    I’d like to I share what my daughter is doing. She has been painting and selling her paintings for donations. With all donations she gets she donates to the TMHF fight covid fund and the Quinte Humane Society. In her first three weeks Jordan was able to raise $100.00 for each charity.

    Jordan has made her second donation to the hospital yesterday for $100.00. She is just too a few dollars away from her second donation of 100.00 to the humane society.

    Jordan has no painting training and has never taken a class. She is 14 and a student at... Continue reading

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    Sewing COVID Masks and Gowns for Quinte Health Care

    by TPop, about 2 months ago

    My wife Lesley Poper has recently been keeping busy sewing COVID masks and isolation gowns for Quinte Health Care, through the Fun With Stitches quilting store. Lesley volunteered to sew and assemble 25 gowns and donated enough of her own cloth material to sew over 50 masks, giving them to Quinte Health Care and mailing some to elderly friends around the province, at no charge to anyone.

    Lesley never looks for credit or recognition for her various other community volunteering, helping me to pickup trash along the bottom end of County Rd 40, or assisting with cutting the grass at... Continue reading

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    My husband Mike seymour

    by Bev, 2 months ago

    My hero is my husband who has volunteered as a lions member for over 35 years. He has worked with several organizations through the lions club raising and donating back into the community such as food bank, altimers society, charity auctions and he is the auctioneer, vision screening , v.o.n. HOSPITAL, dog guides,chip wagon, at his local church. We need more people that have the heart and soul as Mike Seymour does.

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    Farley Avenue Residents, with their leader Duncan Armstrong

    by wendy, 2 months ago

    Every evening for the past 7 weeks, Duncan, along with his friends and neighbours have held an hour of celebration in support of the front line workers and TMH. Through the tragedy of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia and the loss of the CAF helicopter, the group has also held vigils in memory of these lost lives. Other evenings were devoted to a collection of food for the Care and Share Food Bank, needs of the patients at TMH and collecting donated masks and other items sewn by community members. Keep up the good Job.

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    DR. MARIA OSTROVSKAYA: A SELFLESS FIGHTER AGAINST COVID-19

    by Wan, 2 months ago

    It is with tremendous pleasure that I nominate and endorse a highly suitable individual, Dr. Maria Ostrovskaya of Quinte Animal Hospital for the Quinte West Community Hero Award. In myriad ways, Dr. Ostrovskaya’s dedication and accomplishments echo the stellar community of past awardees; and, make her highly deserving of the honor bestowed by the Quinte West Community Hero Award.

    This endorsement therefore, is in recognition of Dr. Ostrovskaya’s tireless efforts and outstanding leadership in dealing with Covid-19 spread within our Community.

    Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in Ontario, Dr. Ostrovskaya has made a meaningful contribution to our Community... Continue reading

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    Freshco is Fresh

    by James Maclaren, 2 months ago

    I was in Freshco super market today 23 April. I was met with the super clean fragrance of fresh...The store was tidy and gave me the warm fuzzies of a clean house. I would like to acknowledge Clarence and Lorraine as Community heroes In our proud city. They are leading by example in making your shopping experience safe and providing confidence to the shopper. They have gone the extra mile for you, so show them some love and let them know you appreciate their efforts. I know I do.

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    Bhí mé i sármhargadh Freshco inniu 23 Aibreán. Bhuail mé... Continue reading