Our 2012 Haliward recipients as nominated by you. The awards were presented on October 18th at the Delta Halifax. The event was proudly presented and sponsored by Investors Group, Halifax.
Bob & Wendy McDonald — Sponsored by Investors Group, Halifax of the Halifax North West Trails Association. Bob as returning president of the Halifax North West Trail Association and Wendy have been the energy behind moving trail development and construction in North West Halifax.
Cst. Shaun Carvery — Sponsored by Investors Group, Halifax Son of previous award winner, Irvine Carvery. The dedication Constable Carvery has for the children in the school he works with in unlike anything I’ve seen before. He does presentations in class, and is always available if the children have issues that they don’t feel comfortable speaking to anyone else about.
New Roots Radio — Sponsored by Twenty Degrees Ltd. A show that went live on the air (CKDU 88.1 FM) for the first time in the fall of 2010. With funding that only lasted a few months. And after funding ran out, the team were still determined; dedicating hours of their own time with no money, or personal gain, to still bring light on issues in Halifax, Canada, and the World itself.
Lynn Anderson— Sponsored by Tanya Reynolds is the most selfless, giving, generous, tireless volunteer you will ever have the privilege of meeting. As a member of the Park West School Parent Teacher Association for 9 years, she has dedicated countless hours and what seems like unlimited energy to spearheading and organizing numerous fundraising and community events and activities.
Mark Hobbs — Sponsored by Investors Group, Halifax is a former Vice President (Internal) of the Dalhousie Student Union who spearheaded Brains for Change 2010. After leaving the DSU, Mark joined Denote Communications and founded Profile Halifax Magazine, a bi-monthly publication showcasing young people making a difference in the community. He is active in a number of community-minded organizations, including the United Way and the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Bryony House — Sponsored by Nickkels Contracting Ltd —is a 24-bed shelter. Each year, approximately 470 women and children stay with them and 2.5k distress calls are answered. Their dedicated counsellors are there to answer the 24-hour distress line, provide individual/group supportive counselling, public education, advocacy & referrals. An important part of their work is to break the cycle of violence.
Rotary Club of Halifax Northwest — Sponsored by Investors Group, Halifax is one of five Rotary clubs in the Halifax Regional Municipality. It was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Halifax and chartered on February 12, 1958, as a member of Rotary International in Rotary District 7820. Their Mission Statement is “ To offer Service Above Self to our community and the world, and to promote Rotary International interests through professional and business fellowship.”
Mark de Jonge (London 2012 Olympian) Sponsored by Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada (ADCKC) has been kayaking since 1997 and had immediate success in the sport. In 1999, at his first national championships, Mark won his first national titles and has been enjoying success in the sport ever since, which includes 28 national gold medals to date. In 2009, Mark finished his BEng. (civil engineering) at Dalhousie University and began working full-time as an Engineer-In-Training.
Ellie Black (London 2012 Olympian) — Sponsored by Investors Group, HalifaxAt the tender age of 16, the Halifax high school student is the first female gymnast from Nova Scotia to make an Olympic team. Black was one of five gymnasts named to Canada’s Olympic team after a two-day qualification event in Gatineau, Que., A constant presence at Black’s side during the trials was her coach, David Kikuchi, a two-time Olympian himself. Kikuchi splits coaching duties with Keiji Yamanaka, Black’s longtime mentor at Halifax’s Alta Gymnastics Club.