This year’s recipient of the Senior of the Year award, Bert Tupling, is the true embodiment of civic responsibility and community engagement. Bert has a soft spot for the youth of the community. Thus his involvement in the Michael Tupling Memorial Fund Committee to support all our youth to keep them involved in figure skating and hockey. His mission is to make the North Dufferin Community Centre a better place for parents, grandparents, and spectators to cheer on and encourage our youth.
Mr. Tupling is also the Chairperson for the Trustees of the Honeywood United Church. Their current focus is to keep the church, which has been closed in the last few years, as a presence in the community. He is working diligently alongside the other trustees to find a tangible way to demonstrate the respect that the community’s forefathers deserve. Their tireless efforts, with little in the way of financial resources, to support the manse, church and cemetery of the Honeywood community should be preserved. Bert strives to make it a reality to ensure that their past contributions be honoured and recognized by the community, now and in the future.
Bert is also a founding member of the North Dufferin Community Centre Advisory Board. The mission of this newly created Board is to keep the arena as a hub of activity for both Mulmur and Melancthon residents, by working with both Townships to find ways to operate a small facility during times of dwindling resources in rural municipalities.