Press Release



THE TOWNS OF TORBAY AND FLATROCK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TORBAY VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENT PRESENT THE FIRST ANNUAL RECIPIENTS OF THE CHIEF MCGRATH AWARD

TORBAY, JUNE 24, 2021 - The towns of Torbay and Flatrock in partnership with the Torbay Volunteer Fire Department are pleased to announce the winners of the Chief McGrath Award which will be presented annually to Grade 4, 8, and 12 students who are residents of the Towns of Torbay and/or Flatrock.

The Torbay Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1974 and is operated by dedicated volunteers who give freely their time and energy to serving the Communities of Torbay and Flatrock. One of the founding members and our current Fire Chief, Mike McGrath, continues to serve with the Department, offering leadership, support and dedication to the position since its inception.

The Chief McGrath Awards were created to honor and create a spotlight on youth in both communities who are involved in various community groups and activities, devote time to volunteer initiatives and go above and beyond, showcasing those leadership qualities that Chief McGrath has showcased and provided to the exceptional Fire Department team over the years.

A small Covid friendly award ceremony celebrating the many contributions and achievements of the youth within our communities took place Wednesday evening June 23, 2021 held at Torbay Common. Attended by family of the recipients and representatives from both Torbay and Flatrock, Mayor Scott of Torbay, Councilor Michelle Martin of Flatrock, MHA Joedy Wall and MP Jack Harris. Special guest Chief McGrath awarded the recipients with their plaques and awards.

Congratulations to the winners of the first annual Chief McGrath Award. Eryn LeGrow received the Grade 4 Chief McGrath award for Community Leadership. Charla Woodford from Juniper Ridge Intermediate received the grade 8 Chief McGrath award for Community Leadership, and Ethan Decker a graduating PE member with Allied Youth NL received the grade 12 Chief McGrath award for Community Youth Leadership.

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For more information, contact:
Mia Penney, Communications Coordinator, Town of Torbay
Phone: 709-437-6532
Cell: 709-770-6098
E-mail: mpenney@torbay.ca