COURTENAY, B.C- A hard-working volunteer in the Comox Valley has been recognized this week.

During the final meeting of Courtenay city council prior to the municipal election, Courtenay resident Ken Macleod was invited up to chair the meeting by Mayor Larry Jangula.

And during the Oct. 15 meeting, Council presented Macleod with a Certificate of Appreciation.

The certificate notes Macleod’s extensive contributions to promoting positive community relations, including producing several local “Memories of the War Years” concerts to recognize military veterans, a country music concert for the BC Seniors Games, and numerous concerts to raise funds for various community programs including the ‘Sonshine’ Club Luncheon Program.

Macleod was also recognized for his work with young athletes, coaching more than 60 sports teams and participating several summers in “Athletes in Action” basketball camps benefiting Comox Valley youth.

Through the years, Macleod has organized and provided musical entertainment, through the Evergreen drama and karaoke clubs, to seniors at the Filberg Centre and, through the Evergreen Choristers, to seniors in local retirement homes.