Dunnville Optimists win top provincial awards

Dunnville Optimists win top provincial awards
DUNNVILLE—Optimist Governor Tony Edge presented the Distinguished Awards to Optimist Christine Smith (left) and Brenda Zynomirski on behalf of the Dunnville 2017-2018 President, the late Christina Pinnance. —Submitted photo.

To The Haldimand Press

DUNNVILLE—The Optimist Club of Dunnville recently took top awards at the Central Ontario District (CENON) 2017-2018 Awards luncheon in Hamilton. It was a bittersweet moment for the club when Christine Smith accepted the award on behalf of the 2017-2018 President, her grandmother, the late Christina Pinnance.

Optimist Christina began her four-year tenure as president in 2014. She led the Dunnville Club by example and kept the mission of Optimism – bringing out the best in the youth and community – as the focus of decisions made by the Club.  Her dedication and passion for the youth in the community led the club to sixth place in the District in 2015-2016 and third place in 2016-2017.  In October 2018, she stepped down and to enjoy her role as Past President. She passed away suddenly this past December.

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