Published on May 27, 2014
Debbie Wilton, owner of Debbie’s Video Shoppe on Main Street in Stephenville, is the recipient of the Provincial Canadian Cancer Society’s Community Champion Award.
Star photo by Frank Gale
Published on May 28, 2014
Debbie Wilton, right, owner of Debbie’s Video Shoppe on Main Street in Stephenville, is the recipient of the Provincial Canadian Cancer Society’s Community Champion Award. On hand to present her award are members of the former Stephenville Relay for Life, including from left, Deb Jones, co-chair; Anne Doyle and Pat Doyle.
Debbie Wilton was an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay of Life in Stephenville for many years through her business, Debbie’s Video Shoppe.
For her efforts during the first decade of the relay, she was presented the Provincial Community Champion Award.
Although there will be no Relay for Life in Stephenville this year, it has consistently been the most successful revenue-generating relay in the western region for the cancer society’s Newfoundland and Labrador division.
“This is a real honour,” Wilton said when receiving the award.
“I’m so glad to help such a worthy cause and helping the community has always been something I felt strongly about.”
In addition to Wilton being a relay committee member during most of the 10 years the event has existed, she has used her position as a business owner to provide support from advertising, hosting a summer student and being an overall “home base” for all things relay.
While open for regular business, Debbie’s Video often made space to ensure volunteers could work on team registrations, sorting team T-shirts, collecting funds and pledge forms and hosting a barbecues.