Molly Cowie, of the Houses Society of Prince Albert is presented with the 2022 Lifetime Volunteering Excellance Award.
The award, which recognizes Molly’s work on behalf of the Abbeyfield Houses Society of Prince Albert Inc., was presented by Society president Sylvia Gent on behalf of Abbeyfield Canada. Molly has served on the Abbeyfield Houses Society of Prince Albert since 1996. With a background in health care and many community connections, she greatly contributed to the fundraising and planning needed to build and open the Abbeyfield Prince Albert House at 190 26 Street East. She initially joined the Society’s board as fund-raising chair and volunteer coordinator. She participated actively in public presentations to local service clubs and organizations, helping with the Rotary Club’s donation of land for the Abbeyfield House. Her many community contacts were valuable in attracting the House’s first residents and ensuring the House’s financial viability.
As well as serving on the board, Molly is also very involved with Abbeyfield residents. She started and continues, the House’s history book that includes a page for the personal history of each resident over the past 21 years. She also maintains the House’s waiting list, conducts tours, and identifies prospective residents. The House’s community room is named the Molly Cowie Community Room in recognition of her extensive and ongoing work.