What is a volunteer? A volunteer is a person that offers himself or herself for a service and performs that service willingly and without any financial compensation. That pretty well describes the hundreds of volunteers who have contributed to the IPE in the last 118 years and helped to make the IPE what it is today.

The IPE Volunteer of the Year Award is a unique opportunity to recognize and publicly acknowledge the invaluable dedication, initiative and outstanding contribution to the IPE by one of our volunteers.

Doug Hunt was honoured to be the first recipient of the award in 1989.

Patti Thomas was selected as the 2017 IPE Volunteer of the Year. Patti is well deserving of this award!  She is an Executive Director and the Director of the Light Horse Division.  Patti has been a part of the Board of Directors for over five years.  The amount of hours she dedicates to the IPE is astounding.  She works tirelessly to ensure the Light Horse Division goes off without a hitch.   

 Congratulations to a very deserving IPE Volunteer of the Year – Patti Thomas!!

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