QEXCA is excited to announce the very first Volunteer of the Month.
Congratulations to Josh Remai for being voted July Volunteer of the Month! Josh has been volunteering with QEXCA for about 5 years, and began his volunteering journey by helping with the rinks. He has put in a lot of time and effort to ensure Your Community has a place to enjoy a game of hockey or ice skating in the winter months. Josh also sits on the QEXCA Board of Directors. Volunteering has given Josh an opportunity to meet those within the community and to place names with the familiar faces he sees in his neighborhood. Outside of working and volunteering, Josh keeps busy sailing, playing hockey, signing up for triathlons and, together with his partner Julie Barnes, enjoying the outdoors.
Congratulations to the August Volunteer of the Month Crystal Touet!
Crystal has been volunteering with QEXCA since 2012 and has been an integral part of the community for the past eight years. She has played a major role with QEXCA by sitting on the QEXCA Board and Program Coordinating. Her dedication and hard work as a volunteer with QEXCA provides the community with quality programs that give those residing in Queen Elizabeth, Exhibition and Haultain neighbourhoods a place to join activities and classes close to home. For Crystal, volunteering has given her an opportunity to give back to her community while meeting members of the community. Outside of volunteering, she also enjoys travelling, dancing and bikes rides with her family.
Thank you for your commitment to the QEXCA!
Congratulations to the September Volunteer of the Month Ileana Delgado! Ileana has been involved with QEXCA for the past five years. Her role with the Board as Treasurer has been an important role with a high level of responsibility as she coordinates the finances for QEXCA. Her hard work and organization ensure that the Board and Community Association are well informed with the current financials and that the QEXCA finances are in order. Volunteering with QEXCA has allowed Ileana to give back to the community and be a part of the community. Outside of working and volunteering Ileana has discovered her inner artist.
Thank you for your outstanding work with QEXCA!
Shawn Volk is QEXCA’s Volunteer of the Month for October!
He has been volunteering with the Community Association for the past three years, and has been very involved with maintenance/assisting with the rinks and with sitting on the QEXCA Board. Shawn is always willing to lend a helping hand in the community and, while volunteering, he has had opportunities to meet neighbors and members of the community. By having such an active role with QEXCA Shawn is able to contribute to building a stronger community to raise his family in. In his spare time Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife, Denise, and two young sons, Benjamin and Logan. His family loves to play sports, along with walking and biking in the neighborhood. Thank you for volunteering with QEXCA and for all your hard work and efforts!
QEXCA’s Volunteer of the Month for November is Bob McNaughton!
Bob has been volunteering with the QEXCA as long as it has been the QEXCA. He began, in 2012 when the two associations amalgamated, by offering to help with the website. With the resignation of the Communication Coordinator, Bob “inherited” that role, which included the newsletter and social media.
Looking for more things to do, he contacted the schools, churches and library to open and maintain communication lines with these community organizations. He has helped with most Association events and many other community activities in these past eight years.
At the AGM, in October of 2019, he was elected President. He hopes his two-year term will have a positive impact on the three neighbourhoods. For Bob, the best part of working with the Association is seeing the community thrive.
He and Bev watch the birds at the feeders in the yard and, when not restricted by a pandemic, they enjoy Scottish country dancing.
Congratulations Bob! Thanks for all of your hard work.
Congratulations to QEXCA’s December volunteer of the month Lynn Adamson! Lynn’s first involvement with the community started years ago when she enrolled in the QEXCA’s Zumba and Aerobics classes. They appealed to her because they were close by in the neighbourhood and the price was right. When she retired from her career in Administration Management she was looking for volunteer opportunities and the Secretary position with QEXCA was open and so she decided to join the Board in September 2018. Belonging to the Community Association has given her the opportunity to be more engaged through QEXCAs events and projects, as well as the city by participating in the Exhibition LAP, Ashley Park Redesign and the Neighbourhood Bikeways Project. She has been impressed with all the people she’s met. Lynn was born and raised in the Queen Elizabeth neighbourhood and still lives in her family home with her sister. She enjoys working on her green thumb in the garden, and golfing.
Thank you Lynn for your dedication to support and improve our community!