Never missed a day of work or volunteering in 41 years

Never missed a day of work or volunteering in 41 years

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Remarkable man never missed a day of work or volunteering in 41 years receives INSPIRE Learning Award

David Moir (left) Zoe Mitchell (Community Learning Program Coordinator, right)David Moir is a remarkable man, and Big Brother Big Sisters of Greater Halifax took an opportunity to recognize just how remarkable he is at their INSPIRE Awards Gala on November 4th.

Known affectionately as Mr. David, this Halifax Regional School Board employee has never missed a day in 41 years as a bus and lunch monitor.  Most of his career has been spent at École Shannon Park School, close to where he lives and the school he attends (The Dartmouth Learning Network) to improve his reading and math skills.

David is an avid volunteer, and once his bus and lunch monitor duties are over for the day he spends his time volunteering at the school lending a helping hand where needed to the staff and the children.  He has also been involved with Scouts Canada for over 30 years where his Beaver colony affectionately refers to him at Malik (the great owl).  David and been recognized by both CTV (Maritimer of the Week) and Living Halifax for his hard work and dedication to the children living in his community. Mr. David is so loved and respected by the children whose lives he has touched that he is often invited to their high school graduations.

David Moir Big Brothers BIg Sisters INSPIRE Learning Award Recipient“David is a great role model,” says Lousie Pothier, Chair of the Board at the Dartmouth Learning Network. David has been with us for several years and is working hard to achieve his High School Diploma, something that he was not able to do in the past. “His continuous desire to learn and help others reach their learning goals is an inspiration to us all. David embodies the true definition of life-long learning.”

When asked how he felt about being a recipient of an INSPIRE Award, Mr. David’s responded, “You know me, I just love to learn and help people.”

For nearly 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax has been there to provide a positive influence in the life of a child when one is needed. They believe in the value of mentoring, as evidenced by their ongoing commitment to delivering quality, youth mentoring programs.  They also recognize that mentoring takes place throughout the community in many ways beyond these programs.  Business leaders, people in uniform, coaches, community elders, neighbours, artists, family members, athletes, and people for all walks of like can be amazing mentors who inspire others to achieve their goals. INSPIRE Awards are one small way of recognizing their achievements. To learn more visit or call (902) 466-5437


- Lesley Dunn

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