Ripley resident receives distinguished Arbor Award
by Sandy Lindsay

October 27, 2015

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Anne McInnes of Ripley recently received the 2015 Syngenta Arbor Award, which is 4-H Ontario's most distinguished volunteer award given each year to volunteers nominated by their local Associations.

The award goes to those 4-H volunteers who have "positively impacted 4-H in Ontario and who have served the organization for over 10 years demonstrating significant leadership and initiative at various levels including club, local, regional, provincial and/or national".

McInnes received her award at the recent 4-H Ontario 100th Anniversary celebration held at Saugeen Golf Club on October 24th (2015).

McInnes has been a 4-H leader for 20 years in Bruce County and has lead many clubs including baking, life skills, athletics, conservation and livestock,  She has also volunteered at several 4-H Ontario events and feels comfortable working with young people.


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Outside of 4-H, she has been involved in the Ripley church, Agricultural Society, Fall Fair, Curling Club and Brownies and Scouts. McInnes is also a leader of 'Protecting Plant Earth Conservation club and started working with the Pine River Watershed Initiative Network seven years ago and helped plant 2,500 to 5,000 trees annually.

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