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Volunteer of Distinction Award Recipients:

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Volunteer of Distinction Awards.

Alicia Grace

Alicia first started becoming involved in the brain tumour foundation and meetings in 2019 and did her first in-person walk in Sudbury. In 2020 she met Danielle, another volunteer award winner who introduced her to BTFC staff member Janic.

Read more about Alicia.


Jaclyn Cross

This year marks Jaclyn’s 7th year as a Volunteer Coordinator for the Brain Tumour Walk. Five of those years were on the Victoria Brain Tumour Walk Committee on the west coast. This year is her second year on the Halifax Brain Tumour Walk Committee on the east coast of Canada.

Read more about Jaclyn.


Cindy Wilson

A good friend of Cindy, Lesley Ann Senior, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. She had undergone many surgeries and had been a long-time member of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s Ajax Support Group. That is how Cindy became involved with our Ajax Support Group.

Read more about Cindy.


Kathy Gélinas

Kathy started volunteering for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada when the GOcervo program was launched in Quebec. Her fondest memory is the first meeting with the GOcervo families at the Quebec Aquarium.

Read more about Kathy.



Previous recipients:

Myriam Boucher-Pinard, Éloïse Carré, Dee Ferlisi and Sandra Lisi, Dayna Magnuson


Danielle Barclay, Arlette Boghonskhan, Michele Bliss, Hazel Neely


Pablo Coffey, Greg Taylor and Christina Hagberg, Kelley Weatherby, and Michèle Tirlemont


Rachel Brown, Claire Snyman, Diane McFarlane, and Rick Bradt.


Chris Wynder, Janet Hempler, Karen Metcalfe, and Natalie Edwards.


Diana Schurer, Denis Raymond, and one further nominee who has chosen to remain anonymous.


David Kelly, Diane McAuley, and Siobhan Taylor.


Keith Anderson, Janice Laberge, Dr. Arjun Sahgal, and Karen Vickers.


Brian Montag, Claudette Brown, and Heather McKeigan.


Kathy Thornton and Jacqueline Huff, Jenn Quinn, Agnes Chick, Christa Kingsley, and Joline LeBlanc.


Ingrid Exner, Danielle Griffiths, Mike Kennedy, Lori and Stephen Wilson.


Robin Bateman, Claudine LePage, Melissa Martin, and Crystal Tellett.


Theresa Acchione, Dave D’Entremont, Margaret Dodgson, and Marianna Hope.