Often the best indication of an individual’s love for his, or her community lay in what the individual gives back to the community. If that is so, then Joyce Kidd Yabsley’s love affair with Peterborough and the Kawarthas has been a deep, and mutual one.
For a significant part of her adult life, Joyce gave her time, talents and dedication to aid a myriad of organizations and causes: willing to do what it takes, when needed, to accomplish what’s necessary. She shared her caring energy with March of Dimes, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and the City-County Trust Fund. Joyce assisted at many seniors’ gatherings, organizing numerous jamborees to raise much needed funds.
It’s ironic that some individuals join organizations to seek anonymity. They wish to help but don’t wish to get personally involved with those they’re helping.
For Joyce Kidd Yabsley, as many will tell you, her commitment to helping others has always been up-front, hands-on and very personal. It’s part of her love for this community and its members.