Honourary Paul Harris Fellow: Janice Blacquiere

At out Oct. 2nd meeting, we presented Janice Blacquiere with an Honourary Paul Harris Fellow for her volounteer work on behalf of Easter Seals PEI. Janice is employed by D.P. Murphy Inc. and coordinates the Tim Hortons Ambassador School Tour. She takes care of all the tour details from posters, to the timed arrival at each school, introduction of ambassador, and family. She is on a first name basis with the school contacts and has made a personal connection with each of our ambassadors and their families over the years. 
 
She is there every day of the tour, at every school, and every year for over 25 years. The Tour started about 28 years with a Van and only visiting a few schools in Queens County. We now have the Tim Hortons Bus visiting over 60 schools across PEI. This is the largest single annual fundraiser for Easter Seals PEI. The tour raises over $30,000 per year. Last year, $36,873 was raised, which was almost a quarter of our total revenue for the whole campaign.
 
From left to right: RI President Ian Riseley, Janice Blacquiere, Easter Seals PEI Campaign Chair 2016-2017 Peter MacDogald, and Club President Paul Crant.