Do you know someone who has made a difference?
The Linda Buchanan Award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of volunteer administration. It is named after Linda Buchanan, a visionary of human capacity and a pursuer of community improvement. Linda served as a Village Councillor in Port Stanley and was the first recipient of the award in 1991. She inspired those around her to reach new heights and helped individuals realize their potential in their own unique way. Linda was a family person, a mentor and a friend to many people. She was a professional and above all, she was proud to be herself in a most natural way.
Just a short seven years after Linda was awarded for her contribution to volunteer administration, she was taken away from us in a tragic car accident. Earlier on in that fateful day she had been kite-flying with a number of volunteers. The activity of kite-flying is a fitting example of Linda’s zest for life, optimism and vision for new heights. To commemorate her lasting legacy, PAVRO renamed the Outstanding Administrator Award in her honour and memory.
Nominations are invited each year from our membership - a colleague who deserves this special recognition, an administrator who has inspired and mentored, someone who has strengthened the volunteer force in their organization or community.
Nominations are due May 5, 2017.
|1991||Linda Buchanan||2004||Alison Caird|
|1992||Marg Warriner||2005||Joan Cox|
|1993||Lorraine Pollock||2006||Syrelle Bernstein|
|1994||Carissa Urquhart||2007||Not awarded|
|1995||Nan Einarson||2008||Emanuela Gennaccaro Ducharme|
|1996||Magda Rigo||2009||Anna Grenier|
|1998||Anthea Hoare||2011||Elizabeth Straiton|
|1999||Colin Thacker||2012||Lori Gotlieb|
|2000||Carol Anne Clarke||2013||Faiza Venzant|
|2001||Doug Miron||2014||Michael Fliess|
|2002||Beth Schroeder||2015||Loretta Turpin|
|2003||Andrea Cohen||2016||Kathleen Douglass|