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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    Feeding those in need without regard to his own safety

    by Claire Marchand-Lacey, 4 months 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 , 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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.

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    Crocheting Ear Savers

    by Amy, 4 months ago

    I'd like to nominate my friend, Meagan Lawrence, who is crocheting ear savers! She has 2 toddlers and has managed to make over 100 ear savers this week for members of our community who request them and is still taking requests and making as many as she can!

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    Super Neighbour

    by Cinnamon , 4 months ago

    I would like to take this opportunity to recognize our super neighbour, Melissa Scime, who went out of her way to help during our quarantine, after our arrival from the deep south.

    She not only, went grocery shopping for us, she picked up a birthday cake for our disabled son, and then went back to town to pick up pizza for his birthday.


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    I would like to nominate my neighbour Randi

    by jennifer , 4 months ago

    I would like to nominate my neighbour, i am a essential worker and had to go to shift work for demand production, she is taking care of me by cooking me meals and sending them frozen to heat up, she has also been making meals for frontline workers (nurses) who are living in trailers or without their kids. they are exhausted and last thing they should have to worry about is cooking a meal. She has gone above and beyond to help anyone by asking if anyone needs food (pasta etc)