Owen Sound Volunteer of the Year honoured
The City of Owen Sound has named their 2019 Volunteer of the Year.
Joan Hawksbridge has been an integral and constant contributor to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery since 1969.
Hawksbridge is a local professional artist who has generously donated her time for the past 50 years.
She's served in many capacities at The TOM including fundraising, exhibit preparation, committees, special events and curator.
Nominated by the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Joan is credited for making significant contributions to assisting the Gallery achieve its goals.
“In a community like ours, we rely on many volunteers like Ms. Hawksbridge to make our City such a great place to live,” said Mayor Ian Boddy. “It is truly remarkable for her to have volunteered at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery for the past 50 years.”
The City of Owen Sound’s Volunteer of the Year award is chosen through nominations submitted to the City’s Community Services Committee.
Ms. Hawksbridge was honoured by Mayor Ian Boddy and Owen Sound City Council prior to Monday night's Council session,