Member’s Statement: West Heights Neighbourhood Association


Dale Kirby, MHA, St. John’s North
Private Member’s Statement
West Heights Neighbourhood Association


Mr. Speaker,

I rise today to pay tribute to the tireless volunteers of an organization that has been serving the people of my district since 1985.

The West Heights neighbourhood association was started in 1985 by Joe Wells.

Now, 37 years later, the association is thriving with a volunteer board led by Lisa Stoyles and Gail Chaulk.

The City of St. John’s named Lisa their volunteer of the year three years ago, but she is very modest about her work.

Like many noteworthy volunteers, she insists that she does the work not for recognition but to make a difference in her community.

The West Heights neighbourhood association is very active, and celebrates most of the usual calendar events.

It also sponsors a neighbourhood clean-up day, a garden party and family barbecue, and right now they are delivering an ‘Arts in the Community’ program in conjunction with Vibrant Communities.

Mr. Speaker, we know the huge importance that a solid sense community makes, especially to young people in this sometimes challenging world.

I ask all honourable members to join me in thanking these outstanding volunteers, Lisa and Gail, whose work makes such a difference to so many people in their neighbourhood.

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