Hagersville Lion receives CNIB award

Hagersville Lion receives CNIB award
HAGERSVILLE—Bruce Roulston (centre) is pictured receiving the CNIB Colonel Baker Award. Also pictured (l-r) are Hagersville Lions Dan Matten, Doug Donovan, President, Roulston, Joyce and John Harvey. –Submitted photo

By Sheila Phibbs

The Haldimand Press

HAGERSVILLE—Hagersville Lion Bruce Roulston was recently honoured with the CNIB Colonel Baker Award, which recognizes a Lion member for “exceptional community involvement and selfless contribution to change what it is to be blind today”. He was nominated for the award by Lions John and Joyce Harvey, who describe him as “an excellent, hardworking Lion.”

Prior to joining the Lions, Roulston was a life-long farmer, milking cows and growing crops on his Hagersville farm. His vision began to deteriorate due to Retinitis Pigmentosa after the age of 45 and by 53 he had to retire from the farm for safety reasons. It was December 2007 when he left the farm and moved into Hagersville and he admits, “I kind of coasted in 2008. I didn’t really know what to do.”

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