Pictured in the attached photo are newly elected members of the 2017 Brant-Brantford Crimestoppers Volunteer Board presenting Mike Mears with the Bert Nyman Award at our 2017 AGM. Left-to-Right: Ashley Bubovich, John Hart (Treasurer), Michelle Alway (Secretary), Marc Laferriere (Chair), Mike Mears (Award Recipient), Cathy Kirby (Vice-Chair), Don Vail & Brandon Partridge. Not Pictured: Peter Quinlan.

BRANTFORD – The Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers board recognized the philanthropy and volunteerism of Mike Mears before their Annual General Meeting atThe Brantford Police Station on Tuesday February 21st at 6:30 PM. At this time Mr. Mears received the Bert Nyman Award.

During the time of his involvement with Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers, Bert Nyman served the board unselfishly on a number of committees and counselled other officers, drawing from his wealth of organizational experience. Bert’s untimely death left a void on the Board, which made everyone cognizant of the contributions made by him. Therefore a motion was made that a Bert Nyman Award be given to a deserving candidate.

The Award (once in a lifetime) was to be given to a volunteer fulfilling all the criteria below:

  • Number of hours contributed.
  • Outstanding contributions made.
  • Years of service
  • Other areas of volunteerism in the community and the length of service with each organization.

Mr. Mears served 5 years on the Board of Crime Stoppers including as Chair. His contribution not only personally but financially to Crime Stoppers was paramount. He is also a long time member of the Brantford Rotary Club, has chaired the Brantford Classic Run and the Brantford Air Show.

Additionally as the owner/operator or West Brant Window World Mr. Mears and his team support the following local charitable groups and youth organizations:

  • Rotary Brantford Charity Air Show
  • Rotary Classic Run
  • Rotary Clowns for Kids
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Participation House
  • Brant Food for Thought Program
  • Brant County Preschool Speech and Language System
  • Cops for Kids Campaign
  • Brantford Youth Soccer
  • Brantford Church Hockey League
  • Brantford Girls Hockey
  • Brantford Youth Flag Football
  • Brantford City Soccer Club
  • Brantford Minor Lacrosse Association
  • Paris Ringette
  • Arnold Anderson Sport Access for Youth
  • Brantwood Centre
  • Municipalities n’ More
  • Charity Motorcycle Ride
  • Adult Recreation Centre
  • The Expositor Community Support Page