John & Joyce Henderson

Salmon Arm, British Columbia

John and Joyce have been residents of the Salmon Arm community for 57 years. As medical professionals, John, a doctor and Joyce, a registered nurse, their path was always one of service. But it’s so much more. They volunteer their time and energy to many organizations, including: Shuswap Community Foundation, Shuswap Theatre Association, Okanagan University College, Good Food Box, First United Church Ghana Project, Salmon Arm Minor Hockey, and City of Salmon Arm Council to name a few. Through donations to the Shuswap Community Foundation, they support local projects and students at UBCO who are involved in international community development projects. In every aspect of the Salmon Arm community, from arts and culture, to healthcare, education, and the environment, their contributions can be felt.


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It is a great honour to receive this award. At the same time, it is quite humbling as there are many people in Salmon Arm who contribute as much to the community as we do. Volunteers are essential to so many organizations. Acknowledging volunteers is a way of saying thanks for all the time and effort that they do to make a difference in an organization or community.