Judge's Diary (Frank O'Dea): The Judges' Choice Award - Thank you Manulife!
Nov 15, 2010
Posted by: Frank O'Dea
My last blog was about the Judges Panel and what an incredible experience it was to spend a weekend with these folks, talking about incredible volunteers, and the values we want to celebrate with Champions of Change.
One of those judges was Nicole Boivin, from our sponsor Manulife Financial. Like all of us, she was deeply moved by the stories of the Top 50. Unlike the rest of the judges though, Nicole was in a position to do something more to celebrate the incredible volunteers who were making such an impression on us.
At the end of weekend, Nicole delighted us all with an announcement that Manulife was donating one more prize of $10,000 to honour one special nominee we all felt best represented the volunteer spirit that lies at the core of Champions of Change. Thank you Manulife!
The catch was of course we had to start another debate - but it was a wonderful
way to end a wonderful weekend.
More to come this week Connect, online and on Facebook!
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