In celebration of Volunteer Week 2002, April 21-27, the Newoundland and
Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) hosted a Tenant Association
Breakfast earlier today, at the St. John's Hotel. This breakfast
was attended by Oliver Langdon, Minister responsible for housing and
Dean, chief executive officer and chairman of NLHC.
Recognizing our community volunteers
"Events like these provide a unique opportunity to celebrate
and caring of our volunteers," said Minsiter Langdon. "Our
are vibrant and stronger because people get involved, people like those
we honoured today."
"The benefits of volunteering are two fold," said Mr.
volunteers gain valuable experience and communities gain guidance and
In the end these valuable assets benefits everyone, and the immediate
our province and ultimately our country."
The volunteers honoured at the breakfast are members of the
tenant associations throughout St. John's. These associations
the diverse backgrounds and needs of their communities, and work to
programs and oppotunities not often readily available. With the
of tenant associations, NLHC is able to remain in close contact with
many clients. As a learning organization, these partnerships have
become a valuable educational tool for everyone involved.
Special congratulations were also extended to Lilliam
NLHC's Wishingwell/Algerine Tenant Associaton and the MacMorran
Centre. Both received the Building Healthy Communities Volunteers
Recognition Award from the City of St. John's.
For further information, contact:
Jenny Bowring, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (709) 724-3055