Citizen of the Year

In April 2011 two Individuals came to Norland to start a new Business – well not really start a Business, but to breathe new life into a Restaurant that was slowly dying. Slowly but surely the new venture took root & the word got out about the good food & fair prices to the point where reservations were required. In addition to stimulating the local economy, The Riverside provided a new venue where individuals could meet, enjoy camaraderie & excellent cuisine.

But Citizen of the Year is not awarded for stating a successful Business. From the start Margy & Jamie knew it was not enough to take from the Community, but important to give back & support the people of the Community. During the past eight years the Riverside has consistently supported the area by providing gift certificates for all manner of Community endeavors including Loonie Auctions, silent Auctions & prizes for Special Events. They also financially supported the restoration of the Norland Cenotaph.

When Norland no longer provided Ice at the local Arena, Jamie built & maintained an outdoor Rink on their property which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. It was great to see people walking down the street, skates & hockey stick over their shoulder heading for the outdoor Rink. At the Annual Lions Sleigh Ride The Riverside provide the Hot Dogs for the Event. When the school Buses arrive on Tuesday during the School year the children head for The Riverside to enjoy treats compliments of the Restaurant.

It is obvious that the Riverside Inn understands the importance of Community life & the need to  support it.

For that reason, I am pleased to present the 2019 Citizen of the Year Award to Margy Taylor & James Burton of the Riverside Reastaurant in Norland.

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