On April 18, Gertrude Morse of Kentville was presented with the Provincial Volunteer Award. Gertrude has been the volunteer coordinator for Fidelis House for almost 26 years. Situated on the grounds of the hospital in Kentville, Fidelis House has been offering a welcoming ‘home away from home’ for patients and their visitors since 1992.
Gertrude has been at the centre of the project since day one. From the initial years of fundraising and explaining the importance of the project to the community, to the day-to-day operation of the house and the organization of the volunteers, Gertrude's accomplishments and leadership have played a crucial role in the creation of a warm, comfortable, and caring space for patients of the Valley Regional Hospital and their loved ones.