2012 Fred Macklin Memorial Award Recipient
As a volunteer with the Emergency Support Service for the past 21 years, Ken is known as the go-to guy, the one you can always count on to hit the ground running no matter what time of day or night it is.
As the Logistics Section Chief and Resource Acquisitions Coordinator, Ken helped set up and stock the new Emergency Support Services trailer, allowing for a quicker response time to a reception centre – something that came in handy last summer while trying to place the 17,000 people evacuated during the Peachland fire. He maintains the master list of volunteers and also set up a mini reception centre during the spring flooding in West Kelowna. He takes care of sending out the monthly meeting reminders, course information and all the other group correspondence.
In addition to the hours he volunteers to ESS, Ken also volunteers his time through his workplace, Sleep Country Canada, organizing their support in the annual Maxine DeHart Drive-thru breakfast and helping the Salvation Arm transport their donations from the Tiny Tim Breakfast.