Tanya Grainger, a sales rep with Sutton Group – Muskoka Realty in Huntsville, Ont. was recently presented with the Bob Palmer award. Each year, residents of the Dwight region honour an individual who demonstrates exceptional community spirit and dedication.
Jamie Lockwood, broker/owner at Sutton Group – Muskoka Realty, says, “Tanya earned the Ontario Junior Citizen award at an early age and hasn’t looked back. She has helped fundraise for children with special needs, taught Sunday school and served on several local boards. She is currently a Pathfinder leader, the manager of the Dwight Farmers Market and still holds the position of the chair for HOLD, a non-profit group that organizes fundraisers and special events to better the towns of Hillside, Oxtongue Lake and Dwight.”
Trevor Docherty, broker of record/owner, adds that what makes the award special is that it is voted on by the community members.
The Bob Palmer award commemorates a man who played a significant role in the Dwight community for more than 20 years before he died in 1996. He often volunteered his time to run activities and events that added to the quality of life in the region. He redeveloped the winter carnival to incorporate outdoor activities and he was responsible for the formation of the Algonquin Snowmobile Club, one of the first snowmobile clubs to be established in Ontario.