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Current Award Winners

2023 Annual Volunteer Recognition Program Recipients:

Pictured: Dirk Balon and Mayor Patricia Jackson

Recreation & Sport

Dirk has devoted many hours to umpiring ball games as well as refereeing hockey games. He also takes the time to mentor the young upcoming referees. His patience and clear head in making sure all coaches and players are staying within the rules of the game is a credit to his chosen sports.

Pictured: Mona Lynn Stender and Mayor Patricia Jackson

Culture & Heritage

Mona Lynn has held the role of Arts Council Chair since 2013 ensuring her community has the opportunity to experience many different types of music genres. She is also an active volunteer in her church and as an accompanist in the Long-Term Care residents sing-a-long.

Pictured: Marlene Tarr and Mayor Patricia Jackson

Community Involvement:

Marlene graciously drives people to medical appointments in the city on a regular basis. She has been of great help to the stray cats in Town and is a much-involved member of her Church.

Pictured: Nevaeh Armstrong and Mayor Patricia Jackson


Nevaeh is involved in many school activities. She is a member of the Student Leadership Council, works on Arts Fest, Gym Blast, Big Buddies and school “Spirit Days”. Nevaeh creates the school yearbook and takes all the school photos. She is manager of the Senior Girls Volleyball Team taking pictures, keeping stats and putting out media posts, and is scorekeeper for volleyball and basketball games.

Nevaeh is respectful, caring and relates to young children and adults. She is always willing to help and freely gives of her time to others. 

Pictured: Brenda Korfman, Mayor Patricia Jackson and Norman Korfman


Brenda and Norman are actively involved with their church holding many positions on committees over the years. They are founding members of the Kipling Food Bank Board spending many hours volunteering at the Bank including purchasing supplies, making hampers and many other duties involved with keeping the food bank operating.  Brenda has held the position of food bank treasurer since its inception and Norman provides the muscle.