A reception was held at Balmoral Club, October 19, to pay tribute to this year’s honoured Youth Leaders during this ‘Youth Month’ of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. Youth leaders honoured are Ms. Anita Doherty (deceased) and Mr. W. Leslie McDonald and Mrs. Yvonne McDonald — who spent lifetimes giving time and talent to the building up of the young people of the nation through education, sporting activity, community work. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg brought remarks. Pictured are Mr. and Mrs. McDonald.
Mr. Leslie McDonald, founder of Legends Marching Band of Freeport, Grand Bahama, sought to “exchange guns for an instrument in the hands of our youth.” And Mrs. Yvonne McDonald in 2009 was installed as Commandant of the Grand Bahama Council of The Girls Brigade. Anita Doherty was a notable educator with a “spirit of volunteerism” that could be seen in longstanding committed involvement in activity to benefit the community.
From: Bahamas Information Services
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