Port Moody honours four community leaders
The city of Port Moody honoured the outstanding contributions of four people at its annual civic appreciation dinner on Saturday.
Helen Daniels was recognized for her ongoing contribution to the arts with the Arts Award. As executive director of ArtsConnect, Daniels puts on signature events including the ArtWalk, ArtistCircle, Golden Brush and Quick Flick Challenge, as well as maintaining a broad online arts resource.
Receiving the Environmental Award was Bill Nicol, a longtime volunteer with the Port Moody Ecological Society. Nicol has collected more than 60,000 aluminum cans and raised over $3,000 for a bursary that bears his name.
The Heritage Award was presented to Mary Anne Cooper and the Port Moody Heritage Society for their work in organizing Ioco Ghost Town Days, a free community event that promotes PoMo's heritage.
And Bob Flavelle was given the Sports Achievement Award for his 16-year involvement in Port Moody Soccer Club as a coach, mentor and advocate. In 2006, he organized a celebrity soccer match, proceeds of which were used to purchase the bleachers at Trasolini Field behind the recreation complex.