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Notable Volunteers

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We would like to recognize both Ana Mullen, a learner in the Reading Advantage Program, and her mentor Reading Advantage volunteer Peter Cutting: Ana was the winner of the Literacy Alberta Stepping Stones Scholarship recognizing outstanding achievement and ongoing efforts of an adult learner; while, Peter was a nominee at the Volunteer Calgary Leadership Awards for the “Heart of Calgary” category for all his work in the Reading Advantage Program. Congratulations to you both!

Norma High, 35-year volunteer in the Libraries in Residence program was recognized as a nominee at the 2009 Outstanding Calgary Seniors Awards hosted by the Calgary Chapter Alberta Association on Gerontology. Congratulations Norma!

Top 25 Canadian Immigrants

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Calgary Public Library Volunteer Rossbina Nathoo, has been chosen one of the top 25 Canadian Immigrants in 2009. Nathoo fled war torn Uganda at the age of 16, coming to Canada and establishing herself as an independent and socially engaged citizen.

Founder of F.O.C.U.S. on Seniors, Rossbina works tirelessly to make her adopted hometown of Calgary a great place for immigrants and established Canadians alike.

Volunteering at CPL in various programs – including computer literacy and ESL classes – Rossbina provides immigrants access to valuable settlement resources.

John Dutton Volunteer fo the Year Award 2009

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Phyllis Gale’s volunteering career with the Calgary Public Library began in 1974 when she answered an advertisement to deliver library materials in the then fledgling Homebound Readers program.

An enthusiastic ambassador and advocate of the library, Phyllis has had a positive impact on both CPL staff and program participants alike. The staff at Glenmore Square never cease to smile when she comes into the branch as they know through Phyllis, the lives of others are being enhanced and enriched.

To this stellar volunteer, the product of volunteerism is twofold: the benefit to the community, and the ability to form connections amongst individuals.

Phyllis Gale’s steadfast dedication and long-term commitment more than warrant her recognition as the John Dutton Volunteer of the Year for 2009.

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