Volunteering has a different meaning depending on the person you ask. It can be about giving your time to an organization, to a community or to an individual or neighbour. It is usually done unpaid, with the intention to make beneficial change or good in the lives of others.
The Flavelle brothers did exactly that. Growing up learning to give back to the community and to others, throughout their time in Lindsay, they participated in civic matters and local gatherings to bring the citizens together to create a better, more prosperous Lindsay.
Too often, the role individuals play in the local community is minimized due to current economic realities and decisions are deferred to elected officials which may not best represent public opinion. However, the role you play when volunteering may be highly valued and important.
In this section of the exhibit, you will find some of the institutions, communities and organizations that William and J. D. participated in to assert the relevance of the then booming Town of Lindsay. You will find the importance that individuals once and still can play in developing a community.
Continue reading to discover ways in which William and J. D. gave back to their community.