____ Posted Tuesday January 23, 2018 ____

Leadership Event

Leadership Waterloo Region’s 15th Annual Fire & Ice Gala honouring Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank Executive Director, Pat Singleton

Pat Singleton, who went from recipient to Executive Director of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, will be recognized for decades of outstanding service to the community at this year’s Leadership Waterloo Region Fire & Ice Gala.

Singleton, an alumnus of the Leadership Waterloo Region program, will receive a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Kitchener Conestoga.

The honour will be presented at this year’s 15th annual gala fundraiser Saturday, January 27th at Bingemans in Kitchener. Tickets to the event are still available.

Singleton was a single mother of four when she first became involved with the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. From humble beginnings, operated out of the trunk of a car at the farmer’s market, the organization now serves 800 to 1,000 clients from its overstretched Ainslie Street warehouse. More than just a place to access much-needed groceries, the community agency also offers a hand-up through education and self-improvement. Singleton plans to retire in March, just short of 24 years as executive director.

The Fire & Ice Gala celebrates community leadership by raising funds for Leadership Waterloo Region’s leadership development programs.

This year’s event will feature live music, fire-eaters, stilt-walkers, live and silent auctions, a local art show and sale, and much more.

Honourary Gala Chairs are the late Steve and Eve Menich, known for helping to sculpt many community organizations throughout their four decades of philanthropy. They will be represented at the event by Steve Jr. and Mary Ellen Menich.

To purchase tickets to the Gala, contact info@leadershipwaterlooregion.org or call 519-742-7338.

The Club was founded in 1971 with the purpose of expressing the objectives of Rotary, by supporting local community causes but also having a strong international focus – a direction that continues to this day. The award was started in the recognition of Paul Harris who founded Rotary International in 1905 and Rotary Clubs have awarded the Paul Harris Fellow for many decades of outstanding commitment to the community. For more information about Rotary Club of Kitchener Conestoga, visit www.kcrotary.ca or send an email to office@kcrotary.ca.

Leadership Waterloo Region is a social profit organization working to address the leadership gap in our region by providing community focused leadership development opportunities. Each of our programs offers both established and young professionals opportunities to hone their leadership skills while contributing to the health of the community. For more information, visit www.leadershipwaterlooregion.org





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