Wally Doern has volunteered, mentored and coached in our community for 25 years through the 2 Rivers Boxing Club and Nazko Boxing Club.
Wally has worked tirelessly helping disadvantaged youth, earning him the Harold Mann Achievement Award in 2004.
His boxing club won the Boxing B.C. Club of the Year in 2017, and was inducted into the B.C. Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame in January 2018, in the club’s 20th year.
Wally strives to teach respect, dignity, the value of hard work and commitment and is known for the philosophy.
“A good sport never loses and a poor sport never wins.”
Wally was nominated for the Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year last year, and has agreed to let his name stand again for this year’s selection.
The 2018 Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year (VCofY) Banquet and Awards Ceremony where the 2017 VCofY is slated for April 18 in the Billy Barker Casino Showroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner service starts at 6 p.m., and the ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each, available at Quesnel City Hall.
See next week’s Observer for more nominees.