Salute to Carizon Seniors!
On Thursday, June 9th, two of our senior volunteers, Helen Wikki and Elaine McNeil, were honoured at the Salute to Seniors event at Kitchener City Hall. In addition, we were pleased to see a former long-time volunteer, Marnie Wharnsby recognized at this event. Kitchener Mayor Dave Jaworsky presented them with certificates.
Helen Wikki has been volunteering with Busy Babies since 2006 helping out our child minding staff with the preschool children. She is the first one at Knox every week. Her energy and compassion is inspirational! Three Carizon staff were present to honour Helen’s dedication to our program: Judy Hurst, CAPC/CPNP Coordinator, Linnea Walter, facilitator, Michelle Hirtle, Childcare Supervisor.
Elaine McNeil has been volunteering as a tutor in the Pathways to Education Program at Carizon for the past 3 ½ years. The students with whom she works, have come to love her patience and understanding as she helps them to gain confidence in their academics and their English skills. Corrie-Ann Snow was also present to honour her commitment to the Pathways program.
Marnie Wharnsby has been a long-time Carizon volunteer, playing a key role in many past fundraising events for over 12 years, and is a friend of both Helen and Elaine. Elaine, Helen and Marnie are pictured here.