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ELAINE WARING

 Elaine Waring1

Elaine has been a strong supporter of volunteer development in our community. Elaine served on the Official Recognition Committee for 25 years and was instrumental in creating the Spirit of Thunder Bay Award. She also served on Sister Cities Committee from its formation in 1994 to 2010. She hosted breakfasts at her house for Sister City guests as well as pot luck suppers with dishes representing each country. She spent many hours ensuring that the cultural and historical sites of Thunder Bay were highlighted on every visit and personally escorted visitors to City venues. Elaine chaired the first All Sister City Festival in 2003, which involved delegates from every Sister City, and took place over five days, including the July 1st celebrations. She was a recipient of the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for her volunteer work with Welcome Wagon, Canada Games, Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Elaine is deserving of the Spirit of Thunder Bay Award for her passion for recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of members of our community and for being an enthusiastic promoter for Thunder Bay.