Mayor MacKinnon (left) & Barry Trenholm (right) with his Provincial Volunteer Award & Florence Gouthro Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award for Trenton!
2014 Florence Gouthro Memorial Volunteer of the Year Recipient:
Barry Trenholm has been a community leader in Trenton and Pictou County for most of his life. As a life-long sports enthusiast Barry took on various volunteer roles including coach, manager, league executive, and official through hockey and ball. He served on the Board for the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club and ran their junior golf program for two years. Barry was a long term volunteer and supporter for the annual Joe Earle Victoria Day Road Races taking on any role that was asked of him. These days you are most likely to find Barry at the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame which he was involved with for its 25 year existence. Barry’s roles include board member, curator, fund raiser, induction ceremonies organizer, artifacts collector and tour guide. Barry does all of the hands on works such as cataloguing historical data, arranging displays, and sorting the vast array of photos.
Barry is more than just sports. His other community involvement include 4 years as a Town Councillor followed by 16 years as Trenton’s Mayor, the longest consecutive number of years for any Mayor in the Town’s history. He served on the Aberdeen Hospital Board for several years, and also on the board for Glen Haven Manor, a long term home for seniors. He was chairman of the Pictou County District Development Commission as well as Chairman of the School Board.
Additionally, Barry has volunteered for Christmas Daddys, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way and the Joe Earle Road Races. Barry was a leader with the Trenton Rink building committee in the 1970’s and with the Refurbishing committee some 25 years later. Barry was also instrumental in the establishment of the Trenton Heritage Centre in 2011.
He, as with so many volunteers in their own home towns and throughout the Province seem to lack the word “no” in their vocabularies when it comes to someone else’s needs.Barry’s favourite profile of a volunteer has always been ones who perform those random acts of kindness that are un-chronicled and known only to themselves and the recipient. Congratulations Barry Trenholm 2014 Town of Trenton Volunteer of the Year!
Congratulations to all of our AMAZING nominees this year! Thank you for everything you do for our community!
2014 Volunteer Representatives
- #397 Trenton Air Cadets - Carl Green
- Albion Boxing Club - Sean Michael Jordan
- Christ the King Parish - Bernie McCarron
- Communities in Bloom - Charmaine Jenkins
- Joe Earle Memorial Road Races - Howard Wilson
- New Glasgow Regional Police Youth Troop - Jerrika Martin
- Pictou Co. Seniors' Festival - John Falcitelli
- Trenton Elementary School - Helen Landry
- Trenton Fire Department - Delbert Welsh
- Trenton Heritage Room - Don Hussher
- Trenton Parks & Recreation - Crystal Rankin
- Trenton Steeltown Friendly Group - Donna Cameron
- VON Pictou County - Jim Aucoin & David McAvoy