LEWIS STOYLES

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It was more than 50 years ago that Lewis Stoyles got his first taste of volunteering, and he hasn’t looked back since. Mr. Stoyles has volunteered with more than 20 groups and organizations in our province and has helped with many projects that have had long-lasting effects on Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Stoyles is passionate about cultural and recreational, environmental and humanitarian causes and has focused the majority of his volunteer work in these areas. Of particular note, he has been serving on the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee since 1966, and has served an amazing 16 years on the executive. He remains committed to the Regatta, and is now an Honorary Life Member. Mr. Stoyles is also a founding member of the Quidi Vidi Rennies River Development Foundation and has played an integral role in the development of walking trails and management of pollution, and took the lead in the $3 million fundraising campaign to build the Fulvarium which is enjoyed by thousands of people each year. While he has since retired from the QVRRDF board, he has been made an Honorary Member in recognition of his tremendous contributions. As a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross, Mr. Stoyles has helped to grow the organization’s Humanitarian Awards which recognizes significant community contributions through humanitarian efforts, and in turn has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to ensure the Red Cross is able to carry out its work. These are just a few examples of the service Mr. Stoyles has given to our committee, and have earned him a place in the Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Hall of Fame.