On April 6-12, 2014, we celebrated National Volunteer Week, a special time to recognize and pay tribute to the many contributions that volunteers have made in Canada and around the world. Now in its 72nd year, National Volunteer Week celebrated the efforts of volunteers and the incredible impact they have on their communities.
Long-standing ROM volunteer, Patricia Harris, was recognized with the Manulife Volunteer Award (video) for her extraordinary contributions to advancing the Museum as a community builder. The Manulife Volunteer Awards is a national program that promotes volunteerism and community investment. The recipient of the Manulife Volunteer Award receives $1,000 for the charity of their choice and Patricia kindly directed this gift to the ROM’s Burnham Brett Endowment for Textiles and Costume Fund.
All of us at the ROM were delighted and proud that Patricia’s commitment, dedication and passion were honoured and celebrated with this special award during our Centennial year. Patricia represents our community of dedicated volunteers who selflessly donate their time and talents to make the Museum more vibrant, engaging and inspiring than ever before.