b'O ntariOS eniOra chievementAward WinnerIntroducing Ontario Senior of the Year 2021 ANNE WRIGHT When asked by email about doing a phone interview for a Focus on Scugogfeature story, Anne Wrights brilliant sense of humour shone.She wrote back, Sure, Im fine with it all. Perhaps a two-page spread in the middle.I always wanted to be a centerfold, haha.eventy-seven-year-old Anne Wright, well-knownofLakeridgeHealthPortPerry.Overtheyears,the for her good sense of humour, outstanding com- Auxiliary and its thrift shop, Camilles Closet, has raised munity spirit and decades of volunteerism, was chosen asover$400,000forPortPerryHospital,Annereported the 2021 recipient of the Ontario Senior of the Year Award.proudly.Thelocalhospitalauxiliaryhasalsopledged I was surprised and thrilled, she commented. It$350,000 to help fund the new CT scanner.was nice to be recognized. UpuntilmovingtotheUticaareain1999,Anne Anne has been enjoying the summer at the cottage.workedasaChartered Accountant.Hervolunteerism She appreciates that many friends have reached out toexpanded and continued upon retirement. She was also congratulate her. a busy mom. Anne and her husband Larry have three Amidst much fanfare and praise, the official certificategrown sons, David, Christopher and Graham, and two was virtually presented to Anne by Scugog Townshipgranddaughters.Mayor Bobbie Drew at a council meeting on June 28. ThisI like to keep busy, Anne stated the obvious. The old prestigious annual award is given to a worthy individualsaying must be true: If you want something done, ask a over the age of 65 who continues to enrich the social, cul- busy person! By Lynn Campbell, Focus on Scugogtural or civic life of their community.The honour is well deserved. Annes list of contribu-tions and accomplishments is long and impressive. Her most recent important post was Capital Campaign ChairWE BUY & SELLfor the new Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham Region in Port Perry. JEWELLERYCOINSManypeopleworkedhard,asshesharedcreditWATCHESSTERLINGwith the hospice committee. She noted that Oak RidgesPAPER MONEYMILITARIAis the historic first and only hospice in Durham Region.ESTATES WELCOMEShe took the lead on successfully fundraising to build the hospice.WE MAKE Now that the hospice is open, we are thrilled thatHOUSEwe can help people and their families through difficultINSTANT CALLStimes, Anne commented. CASHShe has accepted an invitation to be on the Board of Directors for Oak Ridges Hospice. BU&EL VINTAGE JEWELLERYAcareerCharteredAccountant,AnnepointedoutWEY S Lthat many organizations seek volunteers with financial backgrounds. Over the years, Anne has been a valuable member of many boards, including the Board of Governors of Trent University, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Lakeridge Health, the Board of the McMichael Gallery andtheNationalPresidentoftheCanadianDiabetes Association. In 2006, MP Bev Oda appointed Anne toOn site Jewellery Repair,serve with the Canada Science and Technology MuseumManufacturing & Custom Designin Ottawa.Its been interesting being involved in great organiza- 1874 Scugog Street, Port Perrytions that do good things, Anne reflected. Ive met someGOLDBUG Hwy. 7A across from Water Streetgreat people. The passion of volunteers is contagious. INTERNATIONAL 905-985-0001Anne plans to continue to volunteer with the AuxiliaryHours:Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat 10-4FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 20215'