The RDEK is celebrating its 2022 Electoral Area A Volunteer of the Year award recipients. This year’s Area A volunteer of the year award recipient is Todd Weselake!

“At a time when volunteerism is declining in many places, we are so grateful to have such strong support from our community members, year after year,” says RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay. “This year’s award recipients have shown up time and again to show their support for their communities and those who live and work around them.”

Todd is a co-founder and pilot at Angel Flight East Kootenay. Having lived in the Elk Valley for the last two decades Todd understands the importance of the flights he offers to East Kootenay residents. As an avid, experienced mountain flyer and pursuing a career in aviation he takes aviation safety extremely seriously and is a part of the growth and success of Angel Flight East Kootenay. Each Angel Flight is planned based on the individual requirements, appointment times and time urgency to get to and from the treatment facility. They do drop offs; same day returns and pick ups. They fly in light aircraft from airports in Cranbrook, Creston, Golden, Invermere, Nelson and Sparwood. Moving forward they hope to have flights operated from other airports in the Kootenays.

“From providing Angel Flights, to raising monies from his Wings Above the Rocks calendar sales, Todd has shown what it means to be community minded in every way,” adds Mike Sosnowski, RDEK Area A Director. “Thank you Todd for your tireless dedication!”

Todd will be recognized this summer and will be presented with a gift of appreciation on behalf of the RDEK Area A.

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