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Ylinen, Sinikka

Sinikka Ylinen - Spirit Award 2013Sinikka Ylinen has volunteered at the Hilldale Lutheran Church for over 25 years, 20 of them as Treasurer. She has organized numerous events such as workshops, fundraising events, dinners, parties to bring the community together. Hilldale Lutheran Church was originally an independent Finnish Church and she was one of the leaders in the planning process of the new church on Hilldale Road which would serve the old Finnish Community while making a transition to the greater community of Thunder Bay. Sinikka serves on the Board of Directors of the Hilldale Garden’s Retirement Home, working tirelessly on projects. From 1997 to the present, Sinikka helps seniors and people with disabilities at Luther Court, looking after the security of the residents, visits the sick, organizes events for the residents’ enjoyment. She has been the Secretary and member of the Suomi conference the umbrella organization for the Finnish Lutheran Church across Canada, since 2004. Sinikka has shown initiative, energetic dedicated leadership with a far sighted vision of the future.