The SVA was very pleased to recognize Cheryl Goldie as this year’s Volunteer of the Year award.

Nominated by Jill Miranda, Cheryl was chosen for her commitment to the Goulbourn Skating Club, Skate Canada, her children’s softball teams, and the Ottawa Multiples Association (Cheryl is mother to twins).

In her nomination, Jill noted, specific ways in which Cheryl has been an asset to various organizations, including serving as president of the Goulbourn Skating Club and upgrading the the club with a new registration system and more.
“She spent many hours inputting data and testing it prior to going live. Behind the scenes she answers dozens of parents questions a week, liaises with coaches, meets with executive members to plan for the upcoming season or events, schedules and manages the test days, and is hands on in the daily administration of the club (reviewing ice contracts, ordering badges, helping to coordinate the administration of our canskate program, etc). 
Cheryl helps with her daughters synchronized skating team and supports the coach and manager in running the team. She is always willing to help whether it is in the lobby adding rhinestones to dresses, on the ice helping the coach or helping with administration.  With her skating background she is always there to support the Synchro Director and works with other coaches and clubs to further the sport in the Ottawa region.
Cheryl also volunteers with her children’s softball teams, is a skating judge (a volunteer position), has been involved in the Ottawa Multiples Association in the past and volunteers on different committees with Skate Canada. 
Without volunteers like Cheryl our programs that service the community could not run.” 
Cheryl, we agree that you’ve put a lot of time and energy into your community. We know volunteers don’t work for awards, but we are pleased to recognize your contributions.