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Chony, Alice

Alice Chony - Spirit Award 2013Alice Chony has volunteered, for many organizations, in our City.  She has been with the Zorya Ukrainian Dance Association for 20 years. At present she is coordinator for the Dance School, with 80 – 100 students each year. Alice organizes the dancers travel to out-of-town performances: Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Sudbury, Minneapolis Ukrainian Festival, Iron world Discovery Centre in Chishom Minn.  Whistler, Victoria & Vancouver, BC.  Dallas and Galveston, Texas. When they travel, the dancers are great ambassadors of our City. Alice is a Sunday school teacher and Parent Volunteer at the church camp.  She keeps parents and dancers up dated with a monthly Zorya Newsletter.  Alice organizes the annual large concert at our Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, and all other activities during the year.  When they travel, the dancers are great ambassadors of our city.  Alice, is involved with Girl Guides of Canada.  Under Alice’s leadership, several guides have received Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Adinburgh Awards.  She wanted her students to understand other cultures, so she organized trips to Costa Rica, Mexico, Switzerland Germany and England. Her generous contribution of time and leadership in the community of Thunder Bay is greatly appreciated.