Christine Nornabell’s service to her community aptly confirms that actions and words together, speak loudest. With an abiding commitment to conservation and waterfront preservation, Christine was instrumental in establishing many of Peterborough’s natural treasures we take for granted.
In 1953, she was a charter member of a group organized to preserve and beautify the banks of the Otonabee River and Jackson Creek. Her involvement led to the establishment of Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, and Foundation. Due to her tireless efforts and skilled diplomacy, more than 10,000 acres of environmentally-significant land and heritage landmarks are held in trust for our enjoyment, and that of future generations.
Christine is a charter member of the City Parks Board, spearheading the acquisition of 53 acres of park land in the heart of Peterborough.
In recognition of her efforts, she received the Peter Robinson Award, the City Award of Merit and is named to the Order of Canada. If one has any doubt that one individual can make a difference in his, or her community, spend some time at Roger’s Cove or Millenium Place, and thank Christine Nornabell.