DND received the Community Spirit Award at the United Way Halifax annual general meeting on May 22. This award, presented annually, pays tribute to extraordinary commitment and leadership to the community made by an individual or organization.
United Way Halifax recognized DND for its service within the community in 2017, highlighting its volunteer efforts during Halifax Connects, an initiative that connects under-served members of the community with human and social services, and Wake Up Halifax, a city-wide day of action that sees community members volunteer with local charities to complete a wide range of projects.
Accepting the award on behalf of the local Defence Team was Capt(N) Paul Forget, CFB Halifax Base Commander and member of the United Way Halifax Board of Directors, pictured with United Way Halifax President & CEO Sara Napier (right) and Board Chair Monica Foster. Capt(N) Forget said he was honoured to receive this award from United Way Halifax, an organization that does so much to improve lives and create lasting change in our community every day.