Jamie Schmale is recognizing community service in Haliburton County.

The Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Brock M.P. was at the Haliburton Legion last week recognizing several individuals and a group for making our region what it is today.

Schmale handed out community service awards in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday.

Schmale says volunteers are the backbone of a community.

Schmale also says when there is a need in the county, people step up to the plate.

A list of award winners is below:

Curry Bishop
Jack Brezina
Andy Campbell
Bill Gliddon
Mike Jaycock
Paul MacInnes
John Magee
John Teljeur
Pat Thornett
Arthur Ward
Jan & Chris Woods
Haliburton District Lions Club