South Stormont recognizes recent recipients of Fran Laflamme Volunteer of the Year and Young Volunteer of the Year
SOUTH STORMONT – South Stormont honored two community volunteers this week: Marland E. Maloney received the Fran Laflamme Township Volunteer of the Year award while Lindsay Winters was named South Stormont’s Young Volunteer of the Year.
Both annual awards apply to the year 2020. Traditionally, both awards are celebrated alongside more than 100 fellow leaders of the volunteer community at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Gala. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and assembly restrictions, these celebrations have been suspended. Instead, the South Stormont board announced the recipients at its regular meeting on September 22.
âWe may not be able to celebrate our volunteers the way we would like at the gala,â said Mayor Bryan McGillis, âbut despite the pandemic, we still have amazing people in South Stormont who continue to give of their time and help. Their efforts. to improve our community. It is extremely important to take these opportunities to recognize our volunteers, and Mr. Maloney and Ms. Winters are two excellent choices to be honored for their service.
Marland Maloney and Lindsay Winters received their township awards that evening as well as recognition from the provincial and federal governments.
The municipality has provided the official biographies of the recipients below.
Lindsay Winters illustrates the true meaning of community involvement. From an early age she showed compassion and willingness to support others around her, on two occasions she donated her hair to cancer patients, collected donations on her day. anniversary for fundraising efforts at the local OSPCA and was often seen picking up loose trash along the side of his road.
As Lindsay grew, she continued to seek volunteer opportunities throughout the community. His efforts included helping with the annual Rothwell Osnabruck craft sale, Medieval Times at Upper Canada Village, the Bob Thompson basketball summer camps, training for the South Stormont minor soccer program, the Help with work at the Ingleside Library, programs at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and volunteering for community events such as the Ingleside Firefighters Challenge.
Lindsay graduated from St. Joseph High School where she continuously assisted teachers with extracurricular activities and was thrilled to be selected as part of a team that traveled to Guatemala for mission work, this team helped build a new road for a poor community. Today Lindsay is studying at Carleton University as part of the Bachelor of Global and International Studies program and one day hopes to work for the United Nations.
Marland E. Maloney
Marland was born and raised in South Stormont and his âjack of all tradesâ character has led to many contributions that have enriched the cultural fabric of this township. During his teenage years, Marland suffered a near-fatal logging accident in which the community helped support his recovery through fundraising. His appreciation for these efforts had a lasting impact and he continued to advance this volunteerism for nearly six decades.
His passion for snowmobiling led him to participate in the creation of the Seaway Valley Snowmobiling Club of which he was a member for more than 25 years. He negotiated deals with landowners, promoted the safety of all members and worked to raise funds for the Easter Seals campaigns. While still heavily involved in snowmobiling, he took the opportunity to expand his community involvement and joined the Cornwall Township Lions Club, of which he continues to be a member today. Marland has played many roles and responsibilities within the club executive, he was instrumental in kitchen and bar duties, canteen operations, club maintenance, room rental for local receptions, breakfast fundraisers, etc. The club continues to organize and host many community events in the township that help support the community as a whole, including fundraising campaigns for local youth initiatives, the Long Sault arena, the Boy Scouts, the Cornwall Hospice, local hospitals and the Canadian Cancer Society.