Ward 5 Hero: Virginia Gillham

Well, it is difficult to know where to begin! Virginia has done so much to make a difference in our great city and beyond.

Virginia Gillham is a passionate advocate for the Guelph Public Library. As a founding member and Chair of the Friends of the Guelph Public Library she leads the very successful annual book sale which now raises over an amazing $100,000. She is determined and tireless. Every year it looks as though the Friends of the GPL may not have a location for the sale, and every year she finds one. She just won’t take no for an answer – definitely a force to be reckoned with!

Virginia, along with her husband Bob, was instrumental in the creation of the Guelph Youth Music Centre where she became one of the founding Board Members once the doors opened. She is still involved to this day raising funds as the co-chair of the Celebrity Concert Series.

Skate Canada is also the recipient of Virginia’s commitment to community service. She is a highly respected National Judge and Referee. Locally, Virginia has volunteered with the Guelph Figure Skating Club.

Virginia has served on many local boards and committees including Wellington County Children’s Aid Society, Edward Johnson Foundation, Dunara Group Homes, Guelph Chapter of the Federation of University Women and St Andrew’s Church.

Thank you Virginia for your many efforts to make Guelph a great place to call home!

This weekend is the 10th Annual Book Sale, Oct 21st to 23rd at 69 Huron St..
Information here: http://friendsguelphlibrary.ca/book-sale-2016/

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