2019 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

The Ontario Volunteer Service awards is a program of the Ontario Awards and Honours Secretariat. Each year the Secretariat holds many recognition ceremonies throughout the province during which volunteers from many agencies and organizations are honoured for their years of service and support to organization(s) in their community. Many of those organizations, like SLT, are completely volunteer-driven and supported. Without this support and the many hours people dedicate to their community, many services simply would not exist!

In 2019 the following SLT volunteers were acknowledged and honoured for their years of service to the theatre:

  • Daniel Ritchie Pearce SLT volunteer since 1976                   42 years
  • Bill Banfield SLT volunteer since 1994                                    24 years
  • Gislaine Willetts SLT volunteer since 2000                             18 years
  • Heather Jackson-Davies SLT volunteer since 2002               16 years
  • Doug Grant SLT volunteer since 2003                                     15 years
  • Sarah Finch SLT volunteer since 2006                                     12 years


Simcoe Little Theatre Recipients and agency representatives L to R: Bob Thompson (SLT Treasurer), Susan Thompson (SLT volunteer), Gislaine Willetts (recipient – 18 years), Katheleen Ellis (SLT Volunteer Coordinator), Heather Jackson-Davies (recipient – 16 years), and Bill Banfield (recipient – 25 years), (Missing from picture:Sarah Finch (12 years), Douglas Grant (15 years), Daniel Ritchie Pearce (40 years)

A long overdue “Thank You” to Simcoe Little Theatre volunteer Susan Thompson.

Susan made sure that SLT’s volunteers and patrons were greeted with beauty and colour outside our theatre as long as possible.

Thank you Susan!