Lea Place founders' award announced

By Janice Christie    

SHEET HARBOUR – To celebrate local women in honour of International Women's Day, the Board members of Lea Place have developed an award named 'The Lea Place Women's Resource Centre Founding Mothers Award', to honour the women, who over three decades ago, developed the organization that has grown and developed into Lea Place Women's Resource Centre. The first annual award was presented to Alana Gammon in recognition of her volunteerism and commitment to her community at an event held at the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association Clubhouse on Saturday, March 9.

Tammy DeWolfe read a presentation, written by Gammon's nominator, Joanne Lambert, where she noted Gammon's character as she treats everyone with respect, is selfless and giving of her time — which reflects her contributions to the community. She also stated that everything Gammon does she does with a good heart, never complaining nor having anything negative to say. Gammon is often the 'go to' person, IT person and the one behind the scenes on many projects, never looking for recognition and this speaks volumes to her character.

Interspersed between performers, Catherine MacNeil shared anecdotes and statistics regarding both Lea Place and women's contributions throughout the world since 1911 when the first International Women's Day was recognized. DeWolfe also performed two songs for the guests who had come out for the afternoon to celebrate the women of the world.