Volunteering is literally; quite rewarding.
The Town of Bruderheim recognized resident Bob Cote, as the man who logged the most hours for their Canada 150 volunteer challenge.
“It’s great that they recognized me and it’s good for the town that they recognize people. It might encourage other people to do a little bit more volunteering because that’s getting hard to find now-a-days,” said Cote.
The town had residents log their hours for the year starting last January. Cote volunteers with the Ag. Society, communities in bloom and travels to Sherwood Park for the frozen meals on wheels program.
“Volunteering on my part just makes me feel good. It’s something to do and to me it’s rewarding. I can kick back and say, yep, I helped put that there. Yeah, I didn’t pay for it but it doesn’t matter to me, it just feels good to give,” said Cote.
He could not provide how many hours he logged in total.
Cote moved to Bruderheim with his wife, Sherry in 1977 to raise their family. He spent more than 30 years with the fire department on a volunteer basis before retiring.