A show of appreciation

Stephen Roberts
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Labrador Grenfell Health continues to recognize and appreciate the work of volunteers in Southern Labrador.

Labrador South Home Care Auxiliary President Ellen Flynn presents a cheque to Labrador South Health Care Auxiliary site manager Cornelia Linstead and People and Information and Chief Operating Officer (South) of Labrador Grenfell Health Barbara Blake. The presentation took place during an annual appreciation supper held on June 17 hosted by Labrador Grenfell Health for volunteers on the Labrador South Health Care Auxiliary. Linstead, who spoke at the supper, has worked with the auxiliary for approximately 20 years. Blake emceed the event.

The organization hosted its annual appreciation supper for the Labrador South Health Care Auxiliary on June 17. The supper was held at the Forteau Community Centre and the meal was catered by the United Church Women of Forteau.

The event was emceed by vice president of People and Information and Chief Operating Officer (South) of Labrador Grenfell Health Barbara Blake. Labrador South Health Centre auxiliary site manager Cornelia Linstead spoke at the event while Cartwright-L’Anse-au-Clair MHA Lisa Dempster was guest speaker.

Linstead has worked at the auxiliary for approximately 20 its 29 years.

After the supper, Labrador South Health Centre Auxiliary President Ellen Flynn presented a cheque to the Grenfell Foundation South chapter to go towards the purchase of mannequins for CPR and advanced cardiac life support courses.

Selma Normore of Normore’s Enterprises also presented a cheque to the hospital auxiliary.

Perry Barney then provided entertainment on guitar and was joined by 81-year-old Charlotte Flynn who later belted out “Two Little Girls in Blue” a cappella.

Blake says the supper is held each year as a thank you.

“It’s a thank you for their fundraising efforts,” she says. “It’s for the time that they and other volunteers spend with residents in the long term care unit and all the other things that they do for the clients of this part of the region.”

Organizations: Labrador South Health Care Auxiliary, Forteau Community Centre, United Church Women of Forteau Grenfell Foundation South

Geographic location: Labrador South

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