Oak Bay Volunteer Services recognized its volunteers

Oak Bay Volunteer Services recognized its volunteers today with small gifts of thanks for five, 10, 15 and even 20 years of service.

“What you do as volunteers reaching out to some of these people who are isolated. They can’t drive perhaps, they need help with their taxes, they need someone to read to them. They just need someone sometimes to listen to their stories to be with them. So in that sense, you are critical to their well-being, emotional, mental and physical now it turns out there’s clear evidence of,” said Mayor Nils Jensen. “Your kindness is important. I liken it to … little acts of kindness they are like pebbles being throw into a pool and those pebbles kind of make ripples which themselves contain acts o kindness, eventually those acts of kindness will come around to you.”

While not all were on hand for the event May 17, OBVS recognized volunteers David Henry, Debra Henry, Derick Woods, Robert Tacon, James Baillie, Patricia Baillie, Beatrice Christensen, Melanie Edwards and Jacquie Collins for five years service. Heather Lund, Margaret Hawkins, James Williams, Nancie Hanson, Anthony Gooch have served 10 years. Phebe Chartrand and Eric Payne were recognized for 15 years and Molly Kline for 20.


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