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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    Retired but still working

    by Ayla59, over 1 year ago

    My friend Greta O’Brian is a retired RN from Trenton Memorial Hospital. She has been working hard making masks before it was even out on Facebook how to do so. She heard about her former coworkers not having PPE and started seeing masks and giving them to any and all front line healthcare workers that wanted them with no cost. She even dropped them off at their house in their mailbox. She took no $ for any of this and I think is well deserving of being one of the local heroes. Thank you.

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    More than a teacher

    by Kelly Beauvais, over 1 year ago

    I am a mom to 5 kids, during their education we have had many teachers. But to this day one has stood out above them all. I appreciate the hard work all teachers do for their students but my hero goes above and beyond all expectations.

    Wendy Donovan is a grade 2/3 teacher at VP Carswell Elementary School. She has previously taught 3 of my girls and is currently my son's grade 3 teacher.

    When the school was closed down following March break she is was constant contact checking on how everyone was doing. Before the official work from home... Continue reading

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    Front line Staff

    by Heather76, over 1 year ago

    I’d like to nominate Tanya Carson. She’s not only a unit clerk at Belleville General Hospitals covid unit but a volunteer firefighter in Quinte West. She works 12 hour shifts at the hospital supporting the front line staff and often is called upon to serve her community as a firefighter in between shifts. She has 2 children at home while her husband works almost daily as a meat manager at a local grocery store. The family is making sacrifices daily to serve their community. Thank you!

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    Feeding those in need without regard to his own safety

    by Claire Marchand-Lacey, over 1 year ago

    Al Teal is a well known leader in our community. He's worked for years to advocated for those in need. The City of Quinte West has appreciated, recognized and supported his work in keeping families safe and healthy through the Trenton Care and Share Food Bank program. What we may not know is that Al and his team of devoted volunteers have continued supporting Quinte west families throughout this covid 19 pandemic despite the risks to their own health. Al has worked tirelessly to meet the needs of those who are struggling to make ends meet. We salute you Al... Continue reading

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    Super Mom

    by Theresa Minnion wiebe , over 1 year ago

    I am nominating Melissa Burns.


    She is a full time teacher, RCN reservist, has a family, and runs a sewing/handcrafted item business on the side (The Little Stitchery), while organizing local craft events twice a year.


    She jumped on making masks for friends and family as soon as a pattern was found, and has recently branched out into surgical caps.


    Keep up the great work!

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    My hero is an Angel

    by Sonja, over 1 year ago

    My hero is an Angel. She works in an old age home as a Registered Nurse. Her husband works at the Belleville Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She also has her parents living with her. She is gentle and kind. She wears her heart on her sleeve and she loves her patients. They are extended family for her. She goes above and beyond every holiday to make them feel happy and cared for. She sees them, and not just another patient. She brings in her dogs or birds sometimes for her residents to see and per them. She is a... Continue reading

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    Mrs Hackett St Peter Principal

    by Liz, over 1 year ago

    I would like to nominate Gloria Hackett the principal at St Peter School. Since school has been out Mrs Hackett has been delivering groceries to families and delivering donations to the food bank. She has coordinated thank you letters to our first responders. She shared her Easter joy delivering 400 bunnies to the residents at a local nursing home and chocolates for all the staff. This week she baked and delivered cookies and brownies to first responders. She is truly the most giving person I know and a true asset to our community.

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    A true friend and choir sister!

    by Heather Landry, over 1 year ago

    I would like to nominate Melanie Zukowski as a Community Hero. Melanie is a military spouse and retired member of the forces. She is a full time university student and is ensuring her two young children continue with their education while making time for her own studies. Melanie always finds the time to assist those in need. Melanie shopped for and dropped off groceries to my porch when we were in isolation after returning from overseas and added some homemade goodness as well. She regularly checks in on her Canadian Military Wives Choirs Trenton sisters and organizes Netflix parties to... Continue reading

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    Dance Teacher

    by KBrant, over 1 year ago

    I would like to nominate Liz Brown the owner of Dance with Miss Liz! She has been doing online dance classes with Zoom FREE of charge!! Most other studios and online classes are coming at a price. She is giving back to the community and her students! My daughters absolutely love these classes and I think she deserves some recognition for her selfless act! ❤

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    Face masks

    by Marg, over 1 year ago

    I would like to nominate Greta Obrien a retired nurse who has gone above and beyond. She has sewn facemasks for those still on the frontlines and for friends who are compromised .She does not charge for these.A gracious lovely woman who deserves a treat.