Salmo Valley Volunteer Long Service Award
At the Regular Council Meeting (#05-16) of March 8th, 2016, the Village of Salmo Council passed the “Salmo Valley Volunteer Long Service Award Policy” . The Village of Salmo recognizes that volunteerism is a vital part of the fabric of our community and wishes to honour the dedication and contribution of our long serving community volunteers. The objective of this policy is to celebrate the Village of Salmo’s culture of volunteerism and honour long serving community volunteers.
Kay was nominated for her extensive contributions to Salmo, specifically her time on the Salmo Community Services board and more recently as the chair on the Salmo Valley Public Library board. She is very well respected in the community and her leadership has helped to make the Salmo Valley Public Library one of the most beloved community resources in the West Kootenays.
Mr. Louis Ponti will be posthumously granted the first award at a celebration of his life in June of 2016. His volunteer contributions spanned 60 years and included his activity with the Lions Club, Swimming Pool, Community Centre, and as a volunteer firefighter and paramedic.