Kentville council recognizes excellence

Wendy Elliott
Published on May 31, 2014

Kentville town council recently held a unique evening of recognition.

Mayor David Corkum kicked things off by recognizing local provincial hockey champions, members of the all female Atom AA team, the Valley Wild.

He told the successful nine- and 10-year-old players to “really, really enjoy it, because it doesn’t happen every year.”

Then, council received a plaque in appreciation from Habitat for Humanity’s Annapolis Valley branch for the donation of land on Scott Drive for its second build. Representatives from the two young families that will receive housing were on hand, along with several volunteers.

Katie Pegg later wrote a letter thanking council and saying how grateful she is that “there are still kind-hearted, caring, giving people out there.”

Deputy Mayor Mark Pearl said it’s not often that council can make a difference in young people’s lives, so he said the plaque had added meaning.

Then, council called on Dennis Wilson, representing the Kentville Kinsman Club, which has been running for 50 years. Corkum spoke of the dedication of the club, which “does a lot behind the scenes.”

Finally, Corkum, who has been named recipient of the Fairn-Hickman Award for 2013 from the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, was recognized.

His name brought forward by the Kings County Wildlife Association for the leadership and work conducted at Miner’s Marsh.

The award will be presented at noon on June 9 at the bridge by the marsh. Corkum told council he was humbled, but it was their award, too.

This award was first handed out in 1987, but it is not an annual presentation. Former federation president Hugh Fairn of Wolfville was one of the originators of the award.