Congratulations to Helen Whetter, a long time resident of Headingley, and now receipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Mb). As a member of the St. Charles Headingley United Church, Helen has and continues to be an enthusiastic and active volunteer. A talented musician, she has played the church piano and organ for about 25 years, as well as singing in the choir for many more. She is a member of the church garden group who provides continuous care to the outdoor flower beds. Helen has been a regular member of the Pastoral Care Team, aiding to the wellness of the congregation as well as serving on the Mission and Outreach Team for over 40 yrs. She continues to be an organizer and server at the annual Fall Supper for more than four decades. After Helen retired from her teaching career in 2000 she started and ran a program designed for Mothers and toddlers, called Mums and Babes, hosted in the Headingley Community Center for about a decade. She also volunteers for our local 4-H club for the past 30 yrs. In the wider community she has delivered non perishable foods (that church members donate) weekly to the food bank pantry and the St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry (SMMCM) for their lunch program. She is also an avid volunteer for many other fund raisers for social justice projects such as: The SMMCM "Garden Tours", Folklorama and Karios Canada to name a few. There's more, but you get the picture. Helen Whetter is the epitome of volunteerism.
Photo Left to Right: Deputy Premier, Cliff Cullon, Helen Whetter, Lt.- Gov., Anita Neville, and MLA Myrna Dreidger.