Katrina Hillier is a busy person. But despite working with several businesses in her home of Goose Bay, Labrador, she always has time to volunteer with her local DUC chapter.
Over the past 13 years she’s been involved with the Happy Valley-Goose Bay committee (one of the top-ranked chapters in Newfoundland and Labrador). Katrina has done everything from recruit new volunteers to generate new ideas for the event. She’s also served as committee chair for the last 11 events.
“Katrina has consistently run one of the top fundraisers and best organized events in Newfoundland and Labrador while also making considerable personal donations to DUC,” says Paul Wood, DUC manager of volunteer fundraising. “We’re proud to celebrate her as the province’s volunteer of the year.”
It’s just good to get together with people who feel the same way about wetlands and the outdoors.
Katrina’s dedication to DUC and wetland conservation goes beyond the fundraising event she spearheads: her committee has partnered with another local environmental non-profit called Healthy Waters Labrador, and together they built a wetland trail and education area.
“I like being able to help out,” she says. “It’s just good to get together with people who feel the same way about wetlands and the outdoors.”