2020 Recipients

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From Left: Mayor Shannon MacInnis with 2020 Volunteer of the Year Jim Aucoin at the 2018 Volunteer Reception

2020 Florence Gouthro Memorial Volunteer of the Year Recipient: JIM AUCOIN

The Florence Gouthro Memorial Award is presented to a volunteer who exemplifies the true spirit of volunteerism. We are pleased to announce that Jim Aucoin has been chosen as the Town of Trenton Volunteer of the Year for 2020!

Jim Aucoin has been a volunteer with the VON of Pictou County for more than 6 years. As a retired teacher, Jim wanted to give back to those less fortunate in the community. Jim has been a faithful volunteer delivering the VON Meals on Wheels program to the clients in the Town of Trenton. He goes above and beyond to ensure the safety and well being of the VON clients. The clients comment how much they look forward to Jim coming with not only the meal, but his kind demeanor. They all speak to the fact they know that Jim “really cares”. He delivers more than the meal; he brings comfort to the clients who consider him a friend. The meals program is so vitally important to those Trenton residents, who for one reason or another need to depend on the service to maintain good nutrition. Without Jim and other volunteers like him, the VON would not be able to provide this great program. The VON Pictou County site is very thankful to have Jim on their team and the Town is so grateful for his work in our community over the years!


Due to the COVID-19 situation, we were unable to host the Town's volunteer recognition reception in 2020. We would still like to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of the community groups and volunteers who support our Town every day. Thank you for everything you do for our community!


2020 Volunteer Representatives

  • Albion Boxing Club - Jason Fraser
  • First United Church - Brenda Starr Wilson & Marsha Maclean
  • Trenton & Area Minor Softball Association - Kevin Hoare
  • Trenton Church of the Nazarene - Charlene Campbell
  • Trenton Fire Department - Justin MacCullouch
  • Trenton FunFest - Alanna MacIntosh & Courtney Ross
  • Trenton Parks & Recreation - Scott Cameron