Gladstone Citizen of the year



Online-Citizen of the Year - Gladstone 2018

Photo By Penny Rogers

L to R: Cheryl Waldner, who sent in the nomination for the 2018 Citizen of the Year Award, presents the plaque to Sian Pollard.

By Penny Rogers

Neepawa Banner & Press

Sian Pollard’s countless efforts to give back to the community of Gladstone have been recognized.

Pollard recently received the 2018 Citizen of the Year Award. Pollard was nominated for this year’s Stride Credit Union sponsored Citizen of the Year award by Cheryl Waldner.

Pollard started volunteering very soon after moving to Gladstone from Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England in 1989. She was a member of the Minor Hockey Committee, the Gladstone Arena Board, the Gladstone Elementary Parent Advisory Committee, WMCI Parent Advisory Committee, the Power Skating Club and was a reader at the elementary school. Pollard is also a member of the United Church Women’s Group, Sunday school leader at the United Church, project leader for the Gladstone 4-H Handiworkers and also teaches ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ at Austin. Always with a smile on her face, you can see her volunteering at community events like pancake breakfasts, fall suppers, Skate with Santa, bake sales and craft sales. “She has contributed many, many volunteer hours to our community, which have benefited many people, and has made our community a great place to live,” states Waldner.