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Meet Learning that Lasts Honouree David Westlake

Posted by stephanie rogers on March 24, 2014 in Alumni & Friends, News

Since we spend a lot of time making a difference, one of the most rewarding places to do that is close to home. The average Faculty of Agriculture employee volunteers ten times each year to work on projects that make our communities more vibrant and healthy.

David Westlake, Class of ’94 is a Geographic Information System Technician with the unicipality of the County of Colchester

David believes that we should take pride in making our communities just a little better each day. That’s why he spends countless hours volunteering wherever he can in his community.

“Volunteering undoubtedly makes you a better person. It also makes your community a better place to live. In fact, most communities can’t function without volunteers,” says David. “That’s why I give back.”

David has been giving back for most of his adult life. Currently, he is Deputy Chief of the Special Hazards Response Unit, a member of the planning committee of the Chignecto West Regional Science Fair, a member of the Harmony Heights Elementary School Advisory Committee, Training Coordinator for the Colchester Firefighters Association and a coach for Tidbits soccer in the Truro area. David was also a member of the Truro Volunteer Fire Brigade for 20 years, including four years as Deputy Chief.

David plans to give back for as long as he can. In 2012, Truro was able to give back to him by recognizing him as its Volunteer of the Year.