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JERRY FLETCHER: From the age of 12, Jerry Fletcher has been involved in volunteering here in Campbell River, from teaching gymnastics to coaching football, cleaning Centennial Pool as well as serving as president of both the Men’s Hockey League and Minor Baseball. In more recent years, Fletcher has taken up roles with the board of directors of the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands, Greenways Land Trust, Discovery Passage Aquarium, the Pier Street Business Association, the Pacific Salmon Foundation and more.
JACOBY KOOMEN: Jacob Koomen says he was pretty surprised when he was nominated for the Seniors Champion Award.
“I mean, it’s not like I’m ashamed to be a senior. I definitely fit into that category,” he says with a laugh, “but I guess it’s just that raising money for cancer research doesn’t just help seniors. It’s for everybody.”
Koomen is on the far side of 70 these days, but he still does at least one major bike ride every year raising money for cancer research. Last year he went across Canada – 13,500 km.