In the pages of today’s Saanich News you can learn about the not-so-secret formula of what it takes to build a community. The answer is simply the people.
The Cordova Bay Community Leadership Awards were handed out at a special ceremony Tuesday night at the Beach House Restaurant. Richard McMorran was named Volunteer of the Year; Sheila Wells the Employee of the Year; Brian Royer-Collard the Coach/Mentor of the Year; and the Cordova Bay 55+ Association picked up the Community Group Award.
But the real winners in the event are the residents of Cordova Bay. You could search far and wide through communities far larger than Cordova Bay to find the commitment and dedication to their neighbours displayed by the inaugural honourees of the leadership awards.
Royer-Collard is the driving force behind much of the growth of women’s soccer on the Island, devoting 40 years to teaching the game he loves to his community. Wells has ensured that every visitor to the Super Duper Dollar Store is treated like a friend and is the epitome of customer service. No job was too large or task to small for McMorran to handle, working tirelessly for the residents of the community he calls home. And the organization that McMorran helped to establish, the Cordova Bay 55+ Association, ensures that there’s always a place to go and something to do for Cordova Bay’s seniors.
The leadership awards are the result of a partnership between the Saanich News, Cordova Bay Association for Community Affairs, Tru Value Foods, the Beach House Restaurant and other area businesses.
The Saanich News is honoured to be part of the recognition of such deserving recipients and proud to be a part of the community that produced them.