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Life Membership Awards 2018

2018 Life Member Awards

The Friends of Presqu’ile Park

The Board of Directors of the Friends of Presqu’ile Park is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Life Membership Award.  Life Memberships are granted to those individuals who have demonstrated significant, sustained and high-quality volunteer service over a period of years.  Life Members reflect a dedication to the values of the Friends.

For 2018, two couples have been added to the ranks of Life Members.  Congratulations to John and Eileen Cockburn and Brian and Nancy Sutton.   Both couples began their involvement with the Park as campers and then as Park Hosts.    

John and Eileen Cockburn

John and Eileen are still active Park Hosts, serving each summer as needed.  Eileen Cockburn is also a key member of the organizing committee for Christmas @ Presqu’ile.  John developed our Trail Monitor program and spearheaded the team that has revitalized trails throughout the park.  John served as Director of Operations for six years.




Brian and Nancy Sutton

Brian Sutton has been a volunteer on the trail revitalization team.  He looks after the parking team for Christmas @ Presqu’ile and manages the summer fundraising raffle.  Both Brian and Nancy are key members of the weekly Barbecue team.    Nancy is our Volunteer Coordinator, making sure we have enough help to run our various events.  She places almost 100 volunteers at Christmas @ Presqu’ile alone.  Brian and Nancy have been part of the C@P team since 2007.  Nancy also makes sure we have volunteers at community and park events and can usually be found volunteering at these events along with Brian.

John, Eileen, Brian and Nancy now join an illustrious group of builders who have helped to make the Friends the success it enjoys today.  We thank them for their dedicated service.