Again this year, the North Cariboo chapter of B.C. Hydro Power Pioneers have awarded a $1,000 community service award to a deserving student in the Quesnel area. With several applicants, the selection process was a difficult one but Lee Verge emerged successful and received her community service award at a special Power Pioneers luncheon May 26.
One of the primary criteria for this award is a extensive volunteer history and Lee Verge has much to her credit, including five years with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets where she has received several awards for her performance; the North Cariboo Gymkhana Society which she has belonged to for several years and assists with many aspects of the program; and the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run Association where she wholeheartedly supports the preservation of the sport of dog sledding. She has been a volunteer with this organization for several years in various capacities both within the event and other community activities. Lee also enjoys helping her neighbours, fundraise for various causes close to her heart and performing at assisted living homes and other venues.
Each year, students are encouraged to apply for this community service award and can find the application through their school counselling department or online at www.powerpioneers.com.