Two Stittsville Reverends receive award for community work at Frederick Banting Alternate School

Recognized by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) for their outstanding partnership and support of the students at Frederick Banting Alternate School — Reverend Grant Dillenbeck, of Stittsville United Church, and Reverend Doug Kendall, of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church have jointly received the OCDSB’s Community Partnership Award on June 13th.

The two Reverends were nominated by the teachers and staff at Frederick Banting for their distinguished community membership with the school for the past 10 years.

    Reverend Doug Kendall                                                   Reverend Grant Dillenbeck

Both are known for going above and beyond expectations. A unique situation, the two spiritual care workers are an integral part of a student club that is not religiously based. They meet weekly with the club, giving students, staff and community members the chance to discuss and share opinions on topics such as: equality, LGBTQUI and its issues, and so much more.

Doug and Grant are always willing participants in the school’s activities as experienced from a school-wide perspective. Their fundraising activities have raised thousands of dollars for those in need.

The dedication of Doug and Grant to the students and staff at ‘Banting’ will be felt for years to come.

“They cared when people needed it and this is not something you easily forget” the staff affirmed.


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