Individual CHAMPIONS

Volunteer Markham’s Community CHAMPIONS Award

All heroes don’t wear capes! Take time now to click to see Volunteer Markham’s Volunteer Champions. 

Meet Our Award Winning Q2 Volunteer Champions

Name

Volunteering Experience

Maria Maduro

Alzheimer Society of York Region

Loretta Pisano

The Food Bank of York Region

Jordan Kalist

Blue Door

Abirah Rajeswaran

Change the World Markham (Volunteer Markham)

Samrit Rull

Luv Michael; United Lly; Cancer Kids First; Gift of Words Mentoring Program; Neonarrators; Medicazone

Briana Zhong

Junior Markham Youth Council (JMYC) ; Elementary school; Gifts That Smile ;

360°kids Youth Ambassador Leader ; Go Wild Nature Kits with World Wildlife Fund Canada 

Erin Hill

Markham District Baseball Association

Cartier Vettesse

The Food Bank of York Region

The Spotlight in April is on: 

Stephanie Pollard supporting WSMHA (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

Stephanie Lee supporting Markham Ringette Association – Bear Cubs

Emma Cai supporting Markham Ringette Association- Bear Cubs

Stephanie Zahn supporting Markham Ringette Association – Bear Cubs

Bethan Thomas supporting Markham Ringette Association – Bear Cubs

Victoria Zhou supporting Volunteer Markham

Briana Zhong supporting Junior Markham Youth Council (JMYC) at the Cornell Community Centre; Gifts That Smile ; 360°kids Youth Ambassador Leader; Go Wild Nature Kits with World Wildlife Fund Canada

Abirah Rajeswaran supporting Change the World Markham and Volunteer Markham

The Spotlight in May is on:

Sara Sharma supporting Change the World Markham (Volunteer Markham)

Thivya Jeyapalan supporting Change the World Markham (Volunteer Markham)

Cartier Vettesse supporting The Food Bank of York Region

The Spotlight in June is on:

Coleson Baker supporting Blue Doors

Jordan Kalist supporting Blue Doors

Erin Hill supporting Markham District Baseball Association

Emily Wang supporting The Education Academy

Jason Fu supporting The Education Academy

Diya Bahl supporting The Education Academy

Cathy Tremblay supporting Alzheimer Society of York Region

Edith MacGregor supporting Alzheimer Society of York Region

Maria Maduro supporting Alzheimer Society of York Region

Wendy and Kim Creasey supporting Alzheimer Society of York Region

 

The Spotlight in January is on: 

George Sheen supporting The Foundation Fighting Blindness and Thornhill Seniors Camera Club

Manha and Laiba Yusuf supporting Mental Health, 360 Kids, Yellow Brick House, Inn From the Cold, Ontario Humane Society, Rose of Sharon

Shanta Sunderson leading and supporting community based initiatives helping thousands during Covid-19 through We-Care York Region

Tauseef Raza Syed supporting Volunteer Markham

Leeya Wilson supporting the Toronto Wildlife Centre (Wildlife Care Volunteer)

Jennifer Law supporting the Toronto Wildlife Centre

Rehana Doobay supporting the Yellow Brick House

Anne Nicholson supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Emily Strike supporting SickKids Hospital, Centre For Dreams, Em’s Entourage, Community Basketball

The Spotlight in February is on: 

David Smith supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Ilon Bergshoeff supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Suku Navaratnam supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Iain Marshall supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Paul Scotland supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Sydney Yang supporting 10,000 Trees for the Rouge

Robert Roszell supporting 10,000 Trees for the Rouge

Kenneth Lee supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters York

Joseph Ventura supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters York

Evan Colarossi supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters York

Francesco Giardulli supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters York

Pat Little supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters York

Linda Caruso supporting Yellow Brick House

Lakysha Moonemalle supporting the “Change the World Markham” Youth Leadership Team at Volunteer Markham (CTW Markham)

The Spotlight in March is on:

Yvonne Hoogeveen supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Carolyn Stephenson supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Candice Miller supporting WSMHA (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

Barbara Ribble supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Louise Greco Conforti supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Lily Ing supporting Markham/Unionville Terry Fox Run, 351 Silver Star Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, Markham Regional Ringette Association

Ehsha Vig supporting Markham Ringette Association -Bear Cubs

Jocelyn Inward supporting Markham Ringette Association -Bear Cubs

Olivia Fasan supporting The Food Bank of York Region, Vaughan Cortellucci Hospital and York Region Learning Disability Association

Ruth Showman supporting Mackenzie Health

Aida Meras supporting The Food Bank of York Region

Loretta Pisano supporting The Food Bank of York Region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Name

Award Category

Volunteering Experience

Emily Strike

Youth + Students Social Service

SickKids Hospital Ambassador, CF Dream Team Member, Community Basketball (previous)

Lakysha Moonemalle

Youth + Students Social Service

Youth Programs Team (Volunteer Markham)

Manha Yusuf

Youth + Students Social Service

Mental health, 360 kids, yellow brick house, in from the cold, Ontario humane society, Rose of Sharon

Tauseef Raaz

Newcomer Community

Volunteer Markham

George Sheen

Patron Community

Fighting Blindness Canada; Thornhill Seniors Camera Club

Stephanie Pollard

Community

WSMHA (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

Rehana Doobay

Social Service

Yellow Brick House

Kenneth Li

Social Service

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York

Sue Drummond

Community

WSMHA (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

Lily Ing

Community

Markham/Unionville Terry Fox Run, 351 Silver Star Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, Markham Regional Ringette

Shanta Sunderason

Social Service

In addition to running a youth social group, Shaunta started a community volunteer group of over 200 members for distributing PPE items and essential goods to people and kids in need. When vaccinations were available, Shanta quickly founded PinkCars.ca to ensure all seniors received their vaccinations.

Team Award: MICAH (Markham Inter-Church Committee for Affordable Housing)  

Meet Our Award Winning Q1 Volunteer Champions