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