Nominees

Nominations - Essential Worker

example: healthcare professionals, frontline retail/grocery/post office staff, truckdrivers etc.

Shelburne Fire Department

Nominated by Harry Goulden, "they are out responding to calls and keep our community safe, as they always do"
Also nominated by Peter Jones, "they continue to go above and beyond even during this crisis"
Also nominated by Shelby Davis, "They are walking into situations that they need to make life and death decisions all the while worrying about being infected themselves. Truly selfless heroes."
Also nominated by Lisa Hushard, "for all you do to take care of us & keep us all safe. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!"

Sobeys Shelburne

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "I would like to Nominate All Sobeys employees at Shelburne Sobeys, thank you from the bottom of hearts for coming to work each day for us & for taking all those extra precautions to make us all safe. Next time your at Sobeys make sure to thank your Cashier, Maybe even get them flowers"

TLC Pharmacy

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "I would like to nominate Colleen Johnston MacInnis & Matt MacInnis & all the staff at TLC Pharmasave for all that they do for the community & for going the extra mile to put extra measures in place to protect our community in these uncertain time. They will deliver your perscriptions to your home & also bring them out to your vehicle & so much more. Thank to all the staff at TLC Pharmasave for always going the extra mile & for helping to keep us all safe"

Roseway Manor

Nominated by Sharon Bower Ferretti, "the staff at Roseway Manor that continue to show up for the residents"

Arron George - Winner Week 2

Nominated by Karen Harris, "he is an independent distributor for Agropur. Aaron gets up very early to deliver milk to areas of Shelburne and Barrington. He has a young son at home and a daughter on the way. He even delivers on weekends, if a necessity is made. He works very hard to support his wife and young family"

Tammie Taylor

Nominated by Ashley Harris, "Tammie lives in the municipality of Shelburne and works hard, as a paramedic, to provide us with such a vital service!! Thank you Tammie for helping so many during these scary times"

Jazmyn Whynott - Winner Week 1

Nominated by Tina Whynott, "She works at Sobeys and is doing her best everyday to provide service to customers. She goes to work with a smile even though she is scared inside."

Jamie Holmes

Jamie works endlessly year round as an EHS worker and in my opinion is one of the best. He has been very informative and also putting his own life in danger during this pandemic on the front lines to keep the rest of us safe in times of need.

Gillian Hustins

Nominated by Kathleen Hopkins, "Gillian works with VON, providing care to many clients every day/evening, entering the homes of those clients sometimes multiple times in a single day without being able to be certain of the visitors who have been in and out of the house between her visits, but always focused on trying to make these chaotic times a bit more peaceful for her clients, most of them elderly. Gillian is also currently trying to rearrange her upcoming/suspended start of her new training to become a paramedic, she still puts on a brave smile every day for those who need her most - her clients and her family."

David Burbine

Nominated anonymously, "He’s the grocery manager at sobeys and he has been putting in extra long hours lately to make sure everything is running smoothly"
Also nominated by Lisa Hushard, "he leaves the safety of his family & home and comes to work each day for us & does his very best to keep the shelves full so that we can all get the things we need is this very difficult & trying time. Thank you, it does not go unnoticed."

Goulden Shell

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "You guys leave your families and the safe of your homes & come to work each day to provide an essential service for all of us, & we want you to know this does not go unnoticed. Thank you!"

Circle K

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "You guys leave your families and the safe of your homes & come to work each day to provide an essential service for all of us, & we want you to know this does not go unnoticed. Thank you!"

Needs

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "You guys leave your families and the safe of your homes & come to work each day to provide an essential service for all of us, & we want you to know this does not go unnoticed. Thank you!"

Rhonda Dolliver

Nominated anonymously, "Rhonda is an essential worker at Roseway Manor. Where do I start...Rhonda is kind, caring, selfless and thoughtful. She is a single mom of two children and although her children are young adults, they still need the support of their mom. Rhonda works long hours and still has time to volunteer with several organizations in our community, including SVFD auxiliary."

Shelburne EHS - Winner Week 4

Nominated by Shelby Davies, "They are walking into situations that they need to make life and death decisions all the while worrying about being infected themselves. Truly selfless heroes."
Also nominated by Lisa Hushard, "for all you do to take care of us & keep us all safe. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!"

Debbie Holmes

Nominated anonymously, "Debbie holmes as an essential employee. Not only is debbie a stellar registered nurse but she was able to retire on april 1st and has chosen not too, she is selfless and always puts the needs of others before herself."
Also nominated by Kathy Williams, "Debbie gives her all and then some to each and every one of her patients and their families. She is the most compassionate person I know."

Angelina DeMings

Nominated anonymously, "She is an RN nurse that works in the ICU in Yarmouth and also works in the ER in shelburne. She went above and beyond with getting Ven Rez to donate the washable room dividers that will help keep them safe during this"

Environmental Staff at Roseway Hospital

Nominated by Michelle Scott, "for all their hard work ,long hours and dedication in keeping our staff and community safe in these tough times"

Roseway Hospital Staff

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "for all you do to take care of us & keep us all safe. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!"
Also nominated by Paula Sutherland, "it is very uncertain times it is very stressful at work which trickles home cheers to you all"

Shelburne Medical Clinic Staff

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "for all you do to take care of us & keep us all safe. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!"

Tammy Cotter

Nominated by Tina Whynott, "She works at Mary's Abide Awhile taking care of the residents. She puts in long hours and goes to work everyday .She has two little kids at home and is one of the hardest working people I know."

Paula Sutherland

Nominated by Cynthia Perry, "she is an essential worker as a paramedic"

D&W Service Centre

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "they are leaving the safety of their home & loved ones & come to work each day,so that we still have our vehicles to drive and more importantly keep our Essential workers vehicles running so that can continue to help & take care of all of us. A special thank you goes out to Darren Perry, Steven Scott, & Jessica Crowell of D&W, for all that you do & for all the little extra's that make your service extra special. Thank you!"

Roseway Chrysler

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "they are leaving the safety of their home & loved ones & come to work each day,so that we still have our vehicles to drive and more importantly keep our Essential workers vehicles running so that can continue to help & take care of all of us"

Karen Slack - Winner Week 3

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "she leaves the safety of her family & home and comes to work each day for us. She always greets you with a smile and a freshly washed grocery cart. Thank you for all you do!!"

Belliveau Veinotte Shelburne

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "a great big Thank you goes out to Brenda & Paul Richardson, Shara Alyssa Mahaney, Sue Renaud, Tammy Williams, Carla Waback, just to name a few who come to work each &everyday for us. This does not go unnoticed. THANK YOU!!!"

Scott Rudolph

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "Scott leaves the safety of his family & home and comes to work each day for us, at the Great Canadian Dollar Store. He always greets you with a smile & a Big Hello, Thanks for always making our day a little brighter & for all that you do!"

Kim Finney

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "Kim always greets you with a great big smile & a Big Hello. She has to be one of the sweetest people I know & has a heart to match. Thanks for always being you& for all that you do!"

Ashley Canning

Nominated Sarah Mader, "She works as a CCA at the Roseway Manor, while still taking care of her two children, animals and husband. She goes out of her way to make sure the people around her have everything they need from groceries to BBQs. Ashley has done several grocery shopping trips for many people myself including picking up “hard to find formula” for my ten month old! Ashley has a heart of gold, and would give her shirt off her back."

Waste Collection Staff - G.E. All's Trucking

Nominated anonymously, "They are a designated essential service however I don’t think they are always remembered as such. It would be a sad state if they weren’t!  Thank you for everything you do!"

Town and Municipal Staff

Nominated anonymously, "Everyone is working very hard to keep things running smoothly during these very strange time!"

Mike Shand

Nominated anonymously, "Always on call to everyone as EMO. He also does lots of volunteering: President of shelburne county fire dept. Co - chair Shelburne County minor basketball association. Coach Shelburne County Kings basketball team, helped Coach jr boys basketball."

Cindy Hagen, Shelburne County Warm Line Coordinator and the highly trained Volunteer phone operators

Nominated by Marilyn Johnson, Cindy and her team work tirelessly for Shelburne County, the "Warm Line" service is an initiative of the Shelburne County Mental Health and Wellness Association that provides short term emotional support by phone. Talking can help if you are feeling unsettled, anxious, sad, depressed and even broken hearted. Call toll free 1-833-927-6546 The Warm Line service has been available to Shelburne County residents for the past 9 months and recently expanded their reach to include all of Nova Scotia."

Dedee Crowell

Nominated by Cameron Jesso, "She may not even know me but I was using the bank machine one day while she was leaving work, CIBC Shelburne.  She was locking the door when an elderly lady walked in and really needed to do her banking.  Dedee opened the door and went back to work to help this lady, not everyone would do that, it made me pretty happy to see this happen"

Nominations – Vitality/Endurance

example: self-isolating family, single mom, someone working from home with kids – anyone you feel should be recognized for their strength to endure this difficult situation

Candace Saunders - Winner Week 1

Nominated anonymously "for her endurance and strength through this very difficult situation. Candace is not only an essential worker but also a great mom to her wonderful family"

Shelly Smith - Winner Week 2

Nominated anonymously, "She and her husband committed to their self isolation like champs , all the whole Shelley continued to make videos to lift the spirits of her community"

Judy & Duane Peterson

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, Judy has given back to her community for many years as a nurse. Even on her darkest days she is still doing things for others. Her smile could light up the world & her baking is out of this world. Duane he works at wood workers home hardware and he is always there to help & find you just what you need & if they don't have it, he will try to get it in for you. These 2 are truly two amazing people.

Craig Bower (Uncle Sid's)

Nominated anonymously, "he goes above & beyond for his customers. If you ask him to get something in he will try everything to make this happen. He is also bringing in more food items so people don't have to run to sobeys."

Kate Turner & Seth Renaud - Winner Week 3

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Juanita Nickerson

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Sharon Johnson & Allan Nelson

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Bill Smith

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Therese Cruz - Winner Week 4

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Ramona & William Brown

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Karen Turner

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Larry and Janet Pelletier

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Jackie Race

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Sharon Perry

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Amanda and Jeff Rankin

Nominated by Andrea Huskilson-Townsend, "I would like to nominate, Shelburne Regional High School host families for the Nova Scotia International Student Program. These host families have opened their homes to students throughout the years who want to study at Shelburne Regional High School and live in rural Nova Scotia. Since the onset of CoVID-19 in Nova Scotia, they have been doing many activities at home to keep their students busy, and up to date on their school work. During this stressful, rapidly evolving time, these host families are taking care of these students, comforting them, and ensuring their safety."

Nomination – Community Spirit

example: creating positivity in the community, assisting a neighbor, friend or senior etc.

Kevin Mackay

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "I would also like to Nominate Kevin Mackay for being a member of the group:Shelburne County 2020 Helpers Group and all that he is doing for our Community. Kevin You Rock!!!"

Sou’wester Athletics

Nominated by Robin Smith, "they very quickly adapting to delivering fitness to their members virtually and keeping them motivated and active! They’re loaning out equipment, providing daily CrossFit and Bootcamp workouts as well and individual plans for people. Over 100 members from both Shelburne and Barrington locations are continuing to support this amazing small business that have helped so many! They know how important it is to keep moving and active during this time and they’re doing a perfect job of delivering it!! We’re lucky to have them in this community!"

Tammy Jacklin

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "I would also like to Nominate Tammy Jacklin for always doing her very best to keep us informed on everything Community in Shelburne under her group The Shelburne Exchange"

Fit Folks

Nominated by Ted Sigel, "for helping people to keep moving"

MaryJane Crowell - Winner Week 2

Nominated by Myrtle DeMings, "for always being a good friend, she delivers me meals and runs my errands and takes the time to have a chat - at a safe distance though"

Kasey DeMings - Winner Week 1

Nominated by Jackie Race, "I would like to nominate Kasey Demings, last week he put on the local covid pandemic site that he had lobsters available for free for isolated seniors, it was amazing he waited at the wharf for pick up I was able to get two for my neighbor who was thrilled, I am not sure how many pounds he gave away but it was a very generous act"

Lisa Hushard

Nominated anonymously, Lisa is a ray of sunshine always, and during this pandemic has used her kindness as well as social media to keep us informed and updated on hours of businesses, protocols etc.
Also nominated by Betty Morash, "she has a heart of gold always helping someone and making them smile"
Also nominated by Cynthia Perry, "She does a lot for people"

Jackie Race

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "she is always do for her community, funding raisings, suppers, dutch auctions, & if you need help with anything she is always ready & willing to help. Thank you for all you do!! Our community is very lucky to have you!!"
Also nominated by Megan Murphy, "Jackie is constantly helping and looking for ways to give back to the community. Always jumps to help people/family’s in need."

Bill Chidiac (A-1 Pizza)

Nominated by Madeline Nickerson "Bill lifted the spirits of all the esstential workers last week with his delivery of everyone's beloved A-1 Pizza, Bill is a great man"
Also nominated by Laurel Zwicker, "for all the donations of pizzas and Garlic fingers last week to all the front line workers..truly a wonderful gesture"

Kiara O'Donnell

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "she started the facebook group Good Deeds which raises money for individuals in our community & you get a chance to help out & possibly win some pretty amazing things. Way to go Kiara!!"

Sherri Harris

Nomnated anonymously, "truly an amazing indiviual who is always helping others."

Betty Cox

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "she has been making masks for people in our community, see her posts on the The Shelburne Exchange. Truly amazing!"

Angela Dexter

Nominated by Shelly-Joan O'Connell Chetwynd, "for making straps for our masks we have to wear all day essential services - they have made over 100 of these in one day and are still making more and donating them to us"

Dororthy Peacock

Nominated by Shelly-Joan O'Connell Chetwynd, "for making straps for our masks we have to wear all day essential services - they have made over 100 of these in one day and are still making more and donating them to us"

Mimi Champagne

Nominated by ShellyJoan O'Connell Chetwynd, "she delivered coffee and medical supplies to us and others when we were self-isolating"

Mary Acker

Nominated by Shelley Joan O'Connell Chetwynd, "she picked up much needed and life dependant medical supplies for us in Yarmouth when we were self-isolating"

Toni Ann Morash

Nominated by Shellley Joan O'Connell Cheqwynd, "who ran errands and helped us out a lot while we were self-isolating"

Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department - Ladies Auxiliary - Winner Week 4

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "for all you do to take care of us & keep us all safe. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!"

Michelle and Richard Scott

Nominated by Shelley Joan O'Connell Chetwynd, "for making several pick ups and deliveries for us - going out their way - even giving us their own distilled water when we ran out for hubbys CPAP Machine"

Courtney Gregory

Nominated by Nikita Penney, "she does online trivia and games with special Olympics athletes which is really fun for us at this time because we can’t get together and she also does other things to help people"

Marina Michael Brannen

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "She works a Mary's-Abile-A-While and gvies back each & every day.It takes a special person with a caring loving, heart to do this job, as I can only image how this must pull on the heart strings each & every day. I would also like to nominate all their staff for all that they do. Thank you"

Margaret Bower (Marg)

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "this in one Special lady who ALWAYS goes above & beyond to help & support her community."

Cynthia Perry

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "she is & has always been there for me. She is also a big supporter of community & community events. Oh and her laugh, it is infectious and you can't help but smile :-) & laugh too. Thank you for being you!"

Ernie Perry

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "he is always at all the functions at his commuinty hall in Ingomar. He also has a way of showing up, just when you need him & has hug that could repair the world, can't wait for this to be all over so I can get one of your great hugs."

Belinda Bell

Nominated by Shelley Smith, "She is making face masks, free of charge and has a basket outside her home for pick up.Bless you"

Leona Hunt Blagdon & Scott Blagdon

Nominated by Donna Rennehan, "they are so generous and have such positive spirits ( Leona’s daughter lives in NFLD and is getting married in July on her moms birthday and Leona is unsure if she can travel for it) also every Saturday night Leona and Scott put on virtual scentsy bingo she uses items from her scentsy business as prizes as a thank you and appreciation to her customers for supporting her small business. I would love to them win as they truly deserve it"

Teri Lynn Bond - Winner Week 3

Nominated anonymously, "She is a ray of sunshine on your darkest days. She can turn any situation around & have you laughing in know time. She lights up every room she walks into. She has a heart of gold and children flock to her as they can see her beautiful loving heart shining through."

Gerry Dedrick

Nominated by Laurel Zwicker, "she has made washable nurses bags for those at Roseway Hospital ..they can put their work clothes in them after the end of their shift and put all in their washers..just a wonderful idea"

Chris & Shannon Brannen

Nominated by Laurel Zwicker, "for starting a Go-fund me page for the healthcare workers at Roseway...we live in such an amazing community"

Sue Renaud

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "Sue is always looking for ways to help out & give back to her community in away way she can. Sue is one of the sweetest people with the biggest caring giving Heart and has a smile that lights up even the darkest of days. Thank You Sue for being you!!"

Debbie Ryan

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "You will never meet another individual like Debbie, she exudes positivity every where she goes. Full of energy & life and has a spirit to match it. When she smiles you can't help but smile right back. She is just one of those people that could fix the world with her Smile. She is truly amazing in everything she does, I swear she has fairy dust and everything she touches turns to a ray of sunshine. Thank you for being you"

Amanda Stoddard

Nominated by Shelley Joan O'Connell Chetwynd, "for running errands for us when we were self-isolating - she picked up groceries and medications and went out of her way to deliver them to us"

Laurel  & Lori Zwicker 

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "These two are always baking wonderful goodness for all the fundraisers and also bake & give their goodies to people to brighten their day. Thank you for being you & all that you do!!"

Heather C Strang & Robert Bruce Strang

Nominated by Lisa Hushard, "each year they put a car/bike/truck show on and all the money they raise goes to our local fire dept. Thank you for all you do!"

JaneLyndon Crowell

Nominated by Lisa Hushar, "Jane is a very Special lady who gives back to her community. Thank you for all you do <3"