Hon. Col. John Cairns
As President and CEO of Voice of Victory and Motivational Speaker, John aspires to inspire. He has spoken to numerous NGOs, NPOs, organizations towards implementing vision and launching success. John’s altruistic involvement in philanthropy and interest to make a difference grew from a life transformational work place accident; granting him another chance to live.
John is the Past President of The Rotary Club of Belleville. John is past Director and Alumni with the Quinte Health Care Board of Directors and Belleville General Hospital Foundation. John is a recipient of the 2009/10 Volunteer Award for Excellence in Volunteer Service, Rotary International Presidential Citation, and recipient of the Les Faludy Award of Leadership Excellence. John currently serves as the Past Chair of the Board of Directors for Volunteer Information Quinte, an Advisory-Member of Belleville Municipality Accessibility Advisory Council, and Board Member with Quinte Children’s Foundation.
John is excited and passionate to serve Wheelchair of Hope Foundation as it is another needed opportunity to make positive upward change in peoples’ lives though the freedom of mobility.
Dianna Cairns is an accomplished entrepreneur and owner of Polish Salon and Spa which has been in operation since 2009. She possesses considerable skills and knowledge in business and exceptional financial awareness towards sustainable growth. Dianna enjoys bringing vision to reality and giving back to the community by bettering the lives of those in need. In addition to being nominated for Business Person of the Year 2012 (in Belleville, Ont), Dianna’s previous business Palm Beach Mega Tan won the Business of the Year award in 2004. Dianna is a wife and mother to five children who truly enjoys being involved in her community and helping wherever she can.
Prior to her entrepreneurial activities, Dianna had a career as a nurse and then went on to work for a number of years at Proctor and Gamble.
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Mike Wilcox is a Professional Personal Property Appraiser and Author of more than 300 articles related to Antiques and Collectibles. Mike was the sole proprietor of Second Century Restoration (1987-2001) and established Antique-Appraise.com in 1996 as an online service for the identification and evaluation of Antiques and Collectibles. Clients include Worthpoint.com, Instappraisal.com, Valuethisnow.com, Lofty.com and E-djuster.com.
Prior to opening his own business Mr. Wilcox was the Pre Vocational Program Co-ordinator for Serenity House , a residential Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation center (1980-87), overseeing the operation of their non profit workshop and providing workplace assessments for Community & Social Services, Workman’s Compensation, CFB Trenton and Meta Pre-Vocational. Mike Wilcox also developed and taught the course “Antiques 101” (1989-91) for Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario.
Lauren Frantz-Reid was appointed to lead the Life Enrichment Department in 2012 after working in Administration and as the Recreation Assistant since 2007 at The Richmond Retirement Residence in Belleville, ON. Lauren was unaware that signing up for a co-operative elective course in High School at The Richmond would lead her into a career that not only changed her life but has meaning to the older adult community.
Lauren’s typical work day includes department budgeting/accounts payables, marketing & event planning in-house and community hot leads, supervision of recreation aides, recruiting and training volunteers, overseeing the development and implementation of therapeutic programs that meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and cultural needs/interests to the older adults within the home, and daily maintaining a close contact with community and volunteer groups.
Lauren’s passion is event planning/marketing for The Richmond and over the years has planned and hosted many events within the home/community. Some of the events Lauren has planned include the Annual Christmas Event, Night of Elegance, Intergenerational Choir Events partnered with Seniors from the community and the children of Holy Rosary Catholic School, Alzheimer Charity Luncheons, Charity Fundraiser partnered with RBC on behalf of the Humane Society, War Bride Ceremony, Remembrance Day Service for the community hosted with Knights of Columbus.
- 2005- 2011 appointed as Inaugural Chair, South East Local Health Integration Network
- 2003-2005 elected to Belleville City Council
- 1990-1996 Loyalist College Board of Governors (Vice- Chair), reappointed 2002
- 1986-1995 Councilor Thurlow Township
- 1989-2005 Consultant for Plainfield Community Homes
- 1979-2005 President of All. care Health Services (private duty community nursing and home support agency)
- 1981 Founder of the first free standing community hospice (5 beds) in the Quinte Region, served on the Board and acted in the capacity s Director of Care for 10 years
LCol Sing was born in Brantford, Ontario and joined the Canadian Armed Forces as an Air Logistics Officer in 1998. He graduated from Royal Military College in 2002 with a degree in Politics and Economics. Upon completing Logistics training, he was posted to 14 Wing in Greenwood as a Mobile Support Equipment Officer. While there, he completed training in Fleet Management and Air Movements. Promoted to Captain in 2005 and posted to 8 Wing Trenton to 2 Air Movements Squadron, he was employed for three years as a Mobile Air Movements Officer. Highlights while working in support of Air Mobility Operations included a tour to Camp Mirage in Southwest Asia during Operation ARCHER/ATHENA, assisting the Disaster Assistance Relief Team in Pakistan during Operation PLATEAU, and travelling as the Logistics Officer for Rideau Hall during a Governor General state visit to France. He was posted to 19 Wing in 2008 as the Wing Transportation Officer and was promoted to Major in 2009, assuming the responsibilities of Material Support Officer in charge of transportation, supply, food services and vehicle maintenance sections. In May 2010, he was appointed the Officer Commanding 19 Wing’s Mission Support Flight and was seconded to the Mission Transition Task Force as the Movements Company Commander, deploying to Kandahar to close Operation ATHENA in 2011. Upon his return from Afghanistan he completed his tour of duty at 19 Wing as the Deputy Wing Logistics Officer, before being posted in 2012 to 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters as the A4 Movements. He fulfilled staff responsibilities between 2012 and 2015, participating in NORAD transportation feasibility analysis’ and facilitating refinement of the Air Force Expeditionary Capability. LCol Sing returned to 2 Air Mov Sqn as the Deputy Commanding Officer in 2015 before being posted to the Canadian Forces College in 2016. He completed the Joint Command and Staff Programme in 2017 and was promoted to his current rank before being posted to CFJOSG as the J4. He was fortunate to assume responsibilities of the Commanding Officer Operational Support Hub Latin America and the Caribbean during Op RENAISSANCE – IRMA / MARIA in 2017 and most recently as the Commanding Officer of the Interim Operational Support Hub in Dakar, supporting the inflow for materiel and personnel during Op PRESENCE build-up and deployment. LCol was appointed as Commanding Officer of 2 Air Mov Sqn in 2019.
Shauna is a graduate of the Photojournalism program at Loyalist College and owner of Wiseman Photography Ltd. She grew up in the nations capital of Ottawa where his passion for writing and photography grew from an interest in preserving history. Having been successfully published in several papers across the country, she looks to use her camera to shed a light on those who donate always necessarily have their own voice to do so. She has worked with Voice of Victory on a trip to visit Boston bombing survivors and another charity in Ottawa called Finding Life which let her work to bring an Everest expedition via skype and web to over 20,000 students. She has also lent her time and camera to many Rotary club functions as well over the years.