Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater's 2024 Long Service Staff and Retirees Recognized page

2024 Long Service Staff and Retirees Recognized

2024 Long Service Staff and Retirees Recognized
Posted on 06/21/2024
Group photo of retireesMilestones and retirements were celebrated as part of an annual Bluewater District School Board end-of-school year tradition. Retiring staff and those achieving length of service anniversaries were joined by family members, colleagues, and other supporters for a very special evening at Stone Tree in Owen Sound on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

The Long Service and Retirement Recognition Reception began with social time, followed by a reflection from Superintendent of Education Keith Lefebrve prior to a delicious meal for all the guests. Director of Education Lori Wilder, who handled emcee duties, kicked off the formal part of the event with words of welcome before introducing Chair Jane Thomson to bring greetings on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

Trustees and superintendents were paired up to present long service awards in the categories of 25, 30, 35, 40, and even 45 years! This year’s retirees were then recognized at the podium for their many contributions to students and families throughout their careers.

Following presentations, guest speakers Heather Bender (long service) and Denise Nixon (retirees) entertained, inspired, and warmed hearts with humour-tinged messages of wisdom, hope, and love. View their speeches at the links below.

Heather Bender – Long Service Speech
Denise Nixon – Retirees Speech

Bluewater District School Board congratulates all our 2024 long service recipients and retiring staff for their years of dedication and legacies of supporting excellence within our education system. We thank them and extend our best wishes for the future as they move forward in their careers or in their next life adventures.
Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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