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Area F Volunteer of the Year Honoured for Over 45 Years of Dedicated Volunteerism

A founding member of the Windermere Fire Department has been recognized for his more than 45 years of volunteerism and service. Doug Sinclair is the 2024 Electoral Area F Volunteer of the Year and was celebrated at the Area F Town Hall last night.

“Doug’s devotion to teaching, leading, and serving his community has bettered all of those around him. He has been an invaluable member of the fire department and his commitment and dedication to his community are extraordinary,” says RDEK Electoral Area F Director Susan Clovechok.

Doug was involved in every aspect of the Windermere Fire Department from its creation, from purchase of the first engine, and rallying the first Windermere Firefighters, to building the original hall. He remains active and takes a leadership role mentoring recruits and showing all members the tricks of the trade. His impact has been significant throughout his dedicated service as a firefighter, officer, trainer, and mentor. “Doug’s legacy is evident in his leadership succession, with his son now serving as Chief and his grandson as a dedicated firefighter,” adds Clovechok.