Proudly Sponsored By 94.3 CKSY
Eligible business leaders include those that:
- Reside in Wallaceburg or North Kent.
- Contribute to the development of our community and neighbourhoods to be a great place to work, live, and play.
- Contribute beyond their professional and elected duties.
Mark & Sarah (No Frills) [Winner]
I am born and raised in Wallaceburg. I first started in the grocery business in 1997 in the downtown location of IGA, switched to working for the original franchise owners Paul and Cathy in 2000. I quickly realized that this was the career path I wanted to follow and moved to Guelph when I was 18 for a full-time opportunity, from there I joined the franchisee Candidate program to train to become a future owner. We were lucky enough to franchise in 2016 in London from Paul and Cathy who has moved away from Wallaceburg. In 2019 the opportunity finally presented itself with the chance to move back home. Throughout these trying times, we have shown our commitment to the community by extending our shopping hours, creating a greeter position at the front door to manage safety concerns, and limiting the number of people coming into our location for safety. We are part of a large company that promotes a small-town feel, we strive every day to make sure each person walks out of the doors happy and with the products they came in to purchase.
Mark Childs, a long time Wallaceburg resident and owner of the Black Goose Grill has a deep history of volunteer work within his community. From the Food Rescue program in 2018 to the Black Gooses soup kitchen during the wake of a pandemic, Mark and his family have worked to ensure that those who need food, get it. In addition to his humanitarian efforts, he also has a longstanding commitment to local sports programming, as a founding member of the Wallaceburg Flag Football League, President of the Defiance Running Club, organizer of the previously run Big Bike, and a previous coach to youth football within Chatham-Kent. Mark has made an effort to carry on the tradition of the Childs family within Wallaceburg and his actions have impacted the community in a meaningful way. Mark has helped keep the community fed and active and his work has touched the lives of those around him.
Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre
The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre is a non-profit organization that recognizes the importance of productive ageing. We encourage independence and the pursuit of personal interests to stimulate social interactions and creative endeavours. We strive to enhance physical, emotional and intellectual well being both through formal, instructed classes and casual get-togethers.
We are located on James Street adjacent to the Wallaceburg Library just before the bridge. We are open 5 days a week until 4 pm.