2024 Orange Brunch

Happy National Volunteer Week!

In 2023, you contributed 42,352 volunteer hours!


We kicked off National Volunteer Week by hosting Orange Brunch — our community appreciation event which is all about saying thank you to our wonderful volunteers for their invaluable contributions over the past year, making it possible to do the work we do. Each year, we invite staff around the DI to nominate volunteers and community members for our Orange Brunch values awards.

The brunch was held at The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre on Sunday, April 14th and was comprised of a delicious brunch buffet with live entertainment by Amy Hef, a meaningful unveiling of the AVW stage with a tribute to Adam Van Wielingen, and a volunteer awards ceremony that recognized individuals and groups who exemplify our core values as an agency.


Thank you to our event sponsors:

Values Awards Definitions:


Congratulations to the 2024 Values Award Winners!

Values Awards – Individual Category
Respect – Jim Enarson
Kindness – Beverly Ross
Accountability – Marcus Threndyle
Wellness – Philippe Moquin
Community – Michelle Badyk
Newcomer – Wynn Runka
Legacy – Brenda Smith

Values Awards – Group Category
Respect – Vandegriend Family Project 
Kindness – HRJ Consulting Ltd.
Accountability – Convergint
Wellness – TAQA North Ltd.
Community – Benevity
Newcomer – Heartland Generation
Legacy – Harold Milavsky Family

Check out the video and images below for highlights from 2024 Orange Brunch.