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 117 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.

Heather King was selected as the 2016 IPE Volunteer of the Year. She is always smiling, full of energy and willing to jump in and lend a hand when needed. She has a positive - get er done attitude!! She got her start helping her Mom at the IPE and was a member of the Armstrong 4-H Swine club. Heather has been on the IPE Board for 15 years and has worked her way up to the IPE executive.

She is director of Division 11 Fancy work and Sewing and does an amazing job with her division. She also co-ordinates the Cadets as they facilitate the clean-up job on the IPE grounds throughout the IPE.

Heather's volunteer spirit and passion has even encompassed her family. Not only do they completely supports her volunteer work they can usually be found helping out volunteering with her.

Congratulations to a very deserving IPE Volunteer of the Year – Heather King!!

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