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 Phil Jarvis1

Phil is in his 14th year of volunteering with the Northwest Ontario office of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Phil is a member of Thunder Bay & District Branch Executive Committee, and is actively involved as the Chair of the annual ‘Shoot for the Cure’ committee which has successfully run 10 sports/dinner auctions. He was involved in organizing the Lions Club coverage of one Beer Store for the bottle drive campaign from 1995-2002; ensuring Lions funding for Camp Glucose Getaway, a Summer Camp for Children with Diabetes, and subsequently funding for children who wish to go to a Canadian Diabetes Association camp but are in need of financial assistance. Phil has been a member of the Thunder Bay Metro Lions Club since 1978 and has held the positions of Treasurer and President. He has been Zone Chair, leading Clubs in Thunder Bay, Armstrong and Grand Marais as well as the District Diabetes Awareness Chairman for Northwestern Ontario. Phil took the lead in ensuring that over $5,000,000 was raised for the Vision Care Centre at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. He has been involved with the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority for over 20 yrs. He has been a Knights of Columbus member since 1983, Columbus Centre Chair, and has organized their spaghetti dinners for over 15yrs. An active member in his church, Phil has been the Chair of the Finance Committee for the past 15 years. Phil also gives of his time to support the Arthritis Society by volunteering at their events. Through his many volunteering efforts, Phil Jarvis has made and continues to make a difference in our community.