BGC Fort Saskatchewan is celebrating a local volunteer for her years of effort and dedication.

Leslie MacMillan started volunteering with the club when it first began in Fort Saskatchewan in 1985.

She explained it used to be much smaller and was based at the fire hall before moving into its current home. She remembers it being the only group in town at the time to offer its type of services to families, which is why she decided to start volunteering in the first place.

MacMillan has worn a lot of hats while serving the BGC. She was a board member for a while, has worked at many Farmer's Markets and helped with hundreds of fundraisers over the years.

For volunteer appreciation week, members of the BGC got together and celebrated MacMillan by naming one of their rooms after her. 

Leslie McMillan in front of her plaque.A room in BGC Fort Saskatchewan has been named after Leslie MacMillan.

"She's warm and calm, kind and so sweet, and is always just happy. Even when you're having a bad day, she's someone you want to be around. She's just so bubbly and just happy with life," explained program manager Debra Colarosa. "She's just a spectacular human being, and there's nobody better to honour than her."

They decided on naming a room after her because MacMillan doesn't usually like big spectacles to be made for her, but this is something small they could do that would show how special she is.

The room is called 'The Leslie MacMillan Happy Space.' A plaque was made to hang next to it; the room was picked because Twice But Nice sponsored it when it was built, where MacMillan used to work.

"It's wonderful. It's surprising. I can't believe that it has been done. Thank you," said MacMillan.

Some of Leslie McMillan's awards from over the years.Some of Leslie MacMillan's awards from over the years.