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 Stella Stakiw1

Stella is a long-time member of Helping Hands Auxiliary to Pioneer Ridge Home for the Aged. She has served on the executive as President for 10 years. She was also on the Family & Friends Committee for five years. With her leadership, the group hosts the residents’ annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Halloween parties, monthly Bingos, Mother’s Day and Christmas Bazaars and an annual raffle. The Auxiliary also helps fundraise for HAGI transportation for outings such as shopping, baseball games and Conservatory visits. With her tremendous dedication, devotion and caring nature, she helps to provide a better quality of life for the residents of Pioneer Ridge. Under her leadership the successful fundraising efforts have led to the purchase for the residents of needed items such as the Neurogym Sit-to-Stand Trainer. Stella has been the Regional Chair of the Healthcare Auxiliary Association of Ontario for the past two years. She volunteers for St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church annual yard sale and also with the MADD Red Ribbon campaign.