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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    My husband Mike seymour

    by Bev, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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, over 1 year 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, over 1 year 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.

    Irish

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

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    Hospital Caps

    by Amanda.Mck, over 1 year ago

    Hi,

    A community hero should be Kelly Abbott. She works in the hospital but is currently working from home. She has made over 100 caps for staff on Quinte 7, over 100 caps for staff on Quinte 6 and has made approx 40 for staff in the ICU (all at Belleville General Hospital). She has not wanted a dime for her time and efforts, just wanting to help. These caps help staff keep their head and hair covered during their shifts and make us feel safe. I definitely think that she is one to deserve recognition for helping this hospital... Continue reading

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    Don’t be sad The Easter Bunny is here!

    by Daniele , over 1 year ago

    Community hero’s are all different and no matter what they do they matter and are appreciated! I’d like to take this time to say thank you and show appreciation to the hero close to my heart! My husband Jon Porter a quite guy who works hard as an Airplane Mechanic Instructor in The Royal Canadian Air Force. He’s been going above and beyond for to help make sure we are all being taken care of. Just before Easter Weekend we came across an old Easter Bunny Costume. I was ecstatic and relieved, knowing that with the pandemic and physical distancing... Continue reading

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    In the Mix spreading his Cheer and Goodwill

    by Jane, over 1 year ago

    Sometimes the people we see and hear every day are community heroes we take for granted or don't consider to be special in their craft. My uncle Sean Kelly is most certainly a community hero - especially in these challenging times. Sean has been doing all he can to bring the community together in humorous and heartwarming ways. Sean goes to work every single day and I doubt has ever thought about the risks to his own personal health or safety because there is nothing that would keep him from doing his job for the residents of Quinte West. Ensuring... Continue reading

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    Prepared and Preparing Others for Emergency Response

    by Lori, over 1 year ago

    Ben Potts not only works on the frontline as both a Quinte West Volunteer Firefighter and as a Paramedic with the Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services, but he also is a member of faculty at Loyalist College training past and soon to graduate students of the Paramedic program. Soon, he will be teaching the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program as reported in the article found here:

    https://www.loyalistcollege.com/news/loyalist-college-paramedic-faculty-easing-fears-amid-covid-19/

    Thank you to Ben and others like him who are not just working in the field but are training, mentoring and sharing their skills with others for the benefit of those who... Continue reading

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    Helping Businesses

    by Angela Wildish, over 1 year ago

    I believe that Suzanne Andrews from the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce must be recognized. She must be working 24/7 to stay on top of all the government programs and direction for our local businesses as well as trying to get our business stories heard and understood by levels of government that are making decisions.

    If you own a business it is a daunting task trying to keep on top of every program the government is launching, the webinars available to keep your business viable and all the execution details for these programs. Suzanne is staying on top of it... Continue reading

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    I married a hero...

    by vstruthers, over 1 year ago

    Google refers to an “unsung hero as person who has achieved great things or committed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice, yet is not celebrated or recognized.” The purest definition of every volunteer firefighter in our community, and my husband, Shane Struthers. Everyday, 365 days a year, volunteer firefighters are on call, waiting for the unfortunate emergency of someone, to stop what they are doing, and head out to help. On top of maintaining a full time job, these community hero’s are always on call - in the middle of family dinner, during a movie night, while out for a... Continue reading