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Gordon Towill

Gordon Towill Spirit Award 2012Gord began his volunteer activities at a young age at Wesley Church.  He has been a member of the church choir for many years.   He was appointed to the church's governing body (session) and held positions of chair of Finance as well as Chair of the Property Committee at various times while on the Board.  He has been involved in fund-raising activities in strategic planning on the green team to implement various improvements to the church infra-structure, and as Congregational liaison with the City of Thunder Bay Planning Division and Parking Authority  neighbourhood development.  Gord was also involved as a leader with the 16th Fort William Scout Troop.  He participated in the provision of weekly programmes for youth which centered upon education, badge work and physical activities. Gord has also been volunteering with the Sports Hall of Fame since 1993.  He was responsible, in large part, to a number of activities relating to the Hall of Fame's relocation and renovation project.  Annually, he assists with the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies by designing, constructing and installing the wall used to unveil the Hall of Fame plaques.  In recognition of his contributions to the Sports Hall of Fame, he has received 5, 10 and 15 year service awards from the Government of Ontario.  Gord’s volunteer activities have contributed to the betterment of our community.