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2016 YMCA Peace WeekYMCA World Peace Week 2014 - November 15-22, 2014

YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador is celebrating the Annual YMCA World Peace Week during November 19-26, 2016. YMCA World Peace Week is an annual YMCA Canada event to celebrate peace and peace-building in communities across Canada and around the world.

2016 YMCA Peace Maker

A special highlight of the event is the nomination of a YMCA Peace Maker recipient, an individual or group who without any special resources, demonstrates commitment to peace through special contributions made within the community.

Keith Sheppard

YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to present Keith Sheppard as this year's recipient for the YMCA Peace Maker award. Keith epitomizes the nature of the award by playing the role of Santa in the community through his Santa Ministry.  He visits schools, daycare centres, private homes, and the Ches Penney Family YMCA to bring joy to all.

For a number of years, Keith has also visited the Correctional Centre in Clarenville with the group from Stella's Circle to bring a little joy to the inmates. Keith inspires others through his immense patience and lends support by being an attentive and non-judgemental listener to those in need.

YMCA Peace Maker 2016 Recipient, Keith Sheppard: (From left to right) Lisa Sheppard, Keith Sheppard, Laurie Skinner (Board Chair), Jason Brown (CEO)

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