The Fundy Wellness Network congratulates all of our champions. Here are just a few stories to share.
Meet Kerrie Luck. Kerrie is one of our 2015 Wellness Champions. She is a remarkable advocate for smoking cessation, often volunteering over 50 hours a week towards the cause. She co-chairs the Smoke-Free Horizon initiative and was instrumental in the implementation of a tobacco-free grounds at the Saint John Regional Hospital. She is also active with the New Brunswick anti-tobacco coalition. As a triathlete, Kerrie models a healthy lifestyle and promotes wellness in her community.
Meet Bill Davis. Bill is also a 2015 Wellness Champion. He promotes the pillar of healthy eating. Bill has been working diligently to revitalize the O.N.E. Change garden in the North End through resident engagement. He is an active volunteer in the Greater North End Food Security Action Network and at the North End Food Bank. He is currently recruiting residents to hold a community teaching kitchen using the produce from the O.N.E. Change garden. Bill is a true neighbourhood champion and believes all residents should have access to healthy, affordable, and locally sourced food.
Meet Robert and Catie Cyr. This father-daughter duo were inspired to give back to youth in Saint John. It began in 2010 when Catie was just 6-years-old. She was deeply touched by the fact that kids had no bikes. She was inspired to take action in her community. She wrote a letter to her parish, school and school administration to help her promote a bike drive for youth. With the support of her father, who spends many hours repairing bikes in their garage, they were able to give over 200 bikes to Saint John youth and the project is ongoing today.
Meet David Kelter from Wyndham Worldwide. Wyndham was a 2014 Workplace Wellness Champion. They were nominated for their outstanding offering of health and wellness opportunities for their employees. Activities include employee massages, a health fair, cooking classes, smoothie day, and healthy snacks at meetings. They extend their wellness activities into the community through their volunteer program called a "wish day" and in their support of the local PALS Program and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. All these efforts make for a healthier and more productive employee and Wyndham is a great role model for other workplaces.
2015 Wellness Champions
Keith Thomas - Individual
Sherry Fitzgerald - Individual
Kelly Lynch - Individual
Kerri Luck - Individual
Bill Davis - Individual
Donald Duke - Individual
Suzanne McBay - Individual
Tina Livingston - Individual
Caitlin McKiel - Individual
Patricia Bastarache - Individual
Catie Cyr - Individual
Robert Cyr - Individual
Danielle Burkett - Individual
Kimberley Johnson (Shannex) - Workplace
Suzanne Buckley (Shannex) - Workplace
Holly Urquhart (Shannex) - Workplace
Fundy Crossfit - Organization/Group
Loch Lomond Villa - Organization/Group
Carleton Community Garden Volunteers - Organization/Group
Women Weaving - Organization/Group
2014 Wellness Champions
Wyndham Worldwide – see above
Heather Purcell – Irving Oil
Zoomers Grand Bay-Westfield - Pauline Wilson
Marilyn Isenor | Margie LeClerc
Beaconsfield School – Jill Roberts
2013 Wellness Champions
Harry and Jane Cross
Lisa Hunter Williams
Fiona Boyd and Helen Boyd
Amana Institute – Stephen Joyce & Kristine Ward
Wyndham Worldwide Wellness Committee - Debbie Cusack
Crescent Valley Walking Club - Anne Driscoll
TD Insurance Wellness Committee - Sean Howard