John F.

Saskatchewan

John Fryters

2014 Winner

Prince Albert, SK
Nominated by Hannelore Fryters

Volunteered for:

Jubilation Residential Centres Inc.

Length of Service:

20 hours per month for 24 years

Volunteered for:

Centre for Excellence in International Development Inc.

Length of Service:

40 hours per month for 5 years

Volunteered for:

Cervical Cancer Prevention International

Length of Service:

15 hours per month for 2 years

February 6, 2014

Though John is now 65, volunteering has been part of his DNA for more than 40 years. In fact, since his 65th birthday, he had completely stopped working as a paid employee and is now dedicating all of his time (40 hours + per week) on volunteer involvement.

Over the years, he has served in countless organizations, nationally, provincially and locally and currently, besides the 3 mentioned above, he is serving in 8 more.

He has always had an interest in community and organizational development and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the private, voluntary sector.

He has impacted thousands of people, mainly the socially disenfranchised (single mothers and children, the sick, orphans and widows, First Nations people, the physically and mentally challenged, the dying, etc...).

There are numerous stories. Two stories are very current ones... he is currently trying to raise monies to make two orphanages in Uganda and South Sudan self-sufficient as well as he is raising millions of dollars to establish the first free-standing hospice in the City of Prince Albert.

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Prize Description

The National Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $5,000 donation, courtesy of Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network. Each Local Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $500 donation. All Winners will receive a certificate and a spot in the Contest’s “Wall of Fame” here on SaluteToSeniorService.ca in recognition of their outstanding service.

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