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Ripley, Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Ripley - Good Citizen Award 2013Mary Ellen has been an active volunteer in Nordic Skiing and cycling for well over a decade. In the past five years, her contributions as race secretary for national and provincial events have contributed to their success, making Thunder Bay a credible and desired event location. Mary Ellen is credited with introducing many young skiers to the sport through the Jack Rabbit Program which she led for many years. Mary Ellen is, by nature, a positive, effective leader in the planning phase of events and a capable problem solver during events. As a team builder, she had helped many reach their full potential as volunteers and participants.