Qualicum Beach resident and longtime volunteer Andy Telfer will be helping to decide who the recipients of Canada’s Volunteer Awards will be this year. — Submitted by Andy Telfer

Qualicum Beach man to advise on Canada’s Volunteer Awards

Longtime volunteer Andy Telfer appointed to national advisory committee

A Qualicum Beach resident will be helping to decide on the most worthy candidates for Canada’s Volunteer Awards.

Andy Telfer will be one of 13 national advisory committee members helping to pick the award winners.

With winners to be announced in November, 21 awards will be given out: four in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, B.C. and the northern region, as well as awards for those ages 18 to 30, community leaders, business leaders and more, according to the awards website.

The one national award is the Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award, which is generally for those who have volunteered for at least 20 years.

“It is an honour to be chosen to represent British Columbia on this national committee,” said Telfer, a long-time volunteer himself.

Working in the not-for-profit sector since 1990, he’s a founding member of the West End Recycling Connection, the Vancouver Island Opera, Our Community Bikes and the Better Environmentally Sound Transportation Society.

He’s also a former volunteer co-ordinator for the Society of Organized Services (SOS).

“I look forward to learning from distinguished colleagues from across Canada who are also on the National Advisory Committee,” said Telfer. “I trust that my experience working with many volunteers in several non-profit societies will help me make good decisions when grading the nominees.”

Though the call for award nominees is closed, Telfer encourages people to nominate important volunteers that deserve some recognition when nominations open again for next year’s awards.

For more information, go to www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/volunteer-awards.html.

Send news tips to:

adam.kveton@pqbnews.com

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach rain garden receives award

Green project honoured by Vancouver Island Real Estate Board awards

Ravensong Waterdancers perform well at regional meet

Mable Moran Regional Championships held in Richmond

UPDATE: Police rule out alcohol, distraction in fatal crash in Nanoose

Passenger of fatal crash still in critical condition following crash in Nanoose Bay on Friday

Qualicum Beach Triathlon returns for 21st run

Registration now underway for June 24 event at Ravensong pool

Artist’s quilt work earns national attention

Deanna Corrigan one of many artists taking part in Nanoose Bay Studio Showcase

Toronto van attack suspect faces 10 counts of first-degree murder

The suspect in the Toronto van attack that killed 10 people and injured 15 others on Monday is a 25-year-old man named Alek Minassian

Parksville resident interrupts break and enter

Two reported break and entries on Gaetjen Street

MLA Stilwell chairing B.C. Liberals’ new affordability committee

Opposition thinking about election readiness

Doctor sees healing power in psychedelic plant as Peru investigates death of B.C. man

Peru’s attorney general has ordered the arrest of two suspects in the killing of 41-year-old Sebastian Woodroffe

Toronto police officer ‘gave himself the space and time’ in van attack

Footage shows officer standing up, turning off his siren and talking clearly to the suspect

$1.18 to $1.58 a litre: Are you paying the most for gas in B.C.?

Gas prices across B.C. vary, with lowest in Vernon and highest in – you guessed it – Metro Vancouver

Inquest set 10 years after B.C. woman shot, left to die

Lisa Dudley, and her partner, Guthrie McKay were shot in their Mission home in September 2008

B.C. hockey team to retire Humboldt Bronco victim’s number

BCHL’s Surrey Eagles to retire Jaxon Joseph’s No. 10 in light of bus tragedy

B.C. Hells Angels invited to rally by anti-SOGI organizer

The Culture Guard group has helped Hells Angels in the past, said its executive director.

Most Read