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Bonnie Paajanen

Bonnie's many years of outstanding leadership and commitment in Thunder Bay have enriched the lives of many young people.  For 23 years, Bonnie served as a Board member with the Thunder Bay Figure Skating Club.  She has also served on the North West Ontario Board as Treasurer and on the larger Section Board.  She chaired many competitions in Northwestern Ontario and was hostess for Skate Canada competitions in Thunder Bay.  Bonnie has received awards from Skate Canada Volunteer Award of Excellence for devoted service 1973-2002.  Bonnie was actively involved in Scouting leadership at St. Michael and All Angels Church for 12 years as well as a volunteer at C.D. Howe Elementary School as President and Treasurer of the Parent Association.  She coached 3 pitch baseball, track & field, for 12 years.  She still volunteers at St. Pius X School teaching sewing and making teddy bears.  In 2004 and then in 2009 she co-chaired the 75th and 80th anniversary celebrations of Hillcrest High School.  Bonnie has provided committed and enthusiastic volunteer leadership in our community for almost 40 years.