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Volunteer Appreciation Party and Volunteer Awards Winners

September 14, 2010

On August 19th, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues once again showed its appreciation for the phenomenal core of volunteers at the second of this years’ Volunteer Appreciation Party!  The volunteer party featured many treats; for example pizza donated from Boston Pizza, beverages from Molson Canada and Corby Distilleries, and a very special performance from WJB staff members.  Staffers Dave Goudie, Simon Miminis and Adam Reid assembled with little rehearsal to put on a pleasant set of jazz standards.

Every volunteer present at the volunteer appreciation party received a certificate commemorating their involvement at this year’s Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival.  If you volunteered at the festival as well, there is a certificate waiting for you at the WJB offices at 90 O’Leary Avenue.  Come down and accept your certificate sometime from 9:00 to 5:00, Monday to Friday.

The support offered freely by all volunteers is invaluable, and we thank each and every volunteer for their help.  Sometimes, individual volunteers make an extraordinary impact that merits further recognition.  As such, WJB would like to publish the names of several volunteers who have earned special awards, given out during the Volunteer Appreciation Party.

Volunteer of the Year Award:    Carmel Dooley

Rookie of the Year Award:           Ashley Collins

Sprit of the Festival Award:         Bill Hunt & Kyla Bruff

Volunteer Family of the Year:     Bonnie James & Jim Miler

Volunteer Group of the Year:     Behzad Hezarkhani, Emma Yoshioka, Nerges Salimi, Somayeh Ghobai & Shervin Ayazi

“Come From Away” Award          Leslie Reid, Susan Reid & Kimiko Irei

Congratulations to all WIJBF volunteers on a job well done, and especially to 2010 volunteer award winners!

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