From left: Area A Director Mike Sosnowski presents the 2014 Electoral Area A Volunteer of the Year award to Cathy Broten at the Area A Town Hall Meeting in Fernie last week.

From left: Area A Director Mike Sosnowski presents the 2014 Electoral Area A Volunteer of the Year award to Cathy Broten at the Area A Town Hall Meeting in Fernie last week.

Broten named Area A Volunteer of the Year

The 2014 Electoral Area A Volunteer of the Year Cathy Broten has been honoured for her years of dedicated volunteerism.

The 2014 Electoral Area A Volunteer of the Year Cathy Broten has been honoured for her years of dedicated volunteerism.

“Cathy is well known for her talent and her commitment not only to the people of the RDEK, but to the community of Sparwood,” said Area A Director Mike Sosnowski. “Her selfless dedication and kind heart make her a most worthy recipient of our Area A Volunteer of the Year Award.”

Broten shares her musical talent every Sunday with St. Michael’s Choir in Sparwood and has done so for years. Her presence has been a very important aspect of countless funerals of RDEK residents, making the difficult period just a little easier to bear.

Each year, the seniors of Sparwood are treated to seasonal music at Christmas and Broten plays a key role in these performances. In the words of one of her nominators, “to hear Cathy play as beautifully as she does surely is a testament to the many hours she spends practicing and preparing for her performances.”

Director Sosnowski presented the 2014 Electoral Area A Volunteer of the Year award to Broten at the Area A Town Hall Meeting in Fernie last week.