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April 4, 2016

CF Volunteer Spotlight: Andria Brady

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As the old saying goes, “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” Here at Community Futures, we are very fortunate to have a number of these very giving individuals in our midst, graciously volunteering their time, talent, and treasure to ensure that our organization is healthy, strong, and thriving. It is our distinct pleasure to showcase the commitment and contributions of these especially dedicated and dynamic people.

Andria Brady

Andria Brady is the past Board Chairperson for Community Futures (CF) Sunrise, filling the Chair position from April 2010 until June 2015. She has been an active member of the CF Sunrise Board for 12 years, and remains a volunteer for the organization as Sunrise’s current representative on the provincial CF Saskatchewan Board.

In her time on the Sunrise board, Andria guided the organization through many exciting changes and developments, always with an eye on the goal of supporting businesses in the southeast Saskatchewan region. With her unwavering commitment and enthusiasm, Andria is a true leader and has been an outstanding contributor to the success of CF programs and the advancement of the organization’s mission.

According to Andria, her involvement with CF has given her the rewarding opportunity to support local businesses and increase the prosperity in her community. When asked about her drive to continually offer her time and expertise, Andria said that she’s “inspired by the feeling I have when we approved a loan and got a business up and running, or when someone pays back a loan because they were successfully operating. I feel like I am giving back to the community I live and work in, and making it a better place by supporting these businesses.”

Andria’s generosity and commitment to her community extend far beyond Community Futures. She is actively involved in a number of other organizations and initiatives, and is consistently giving back to those less fortunate. Andria’s significant volunteerism and leadership efforts have garnered her nominations for a Quota Club Woman of the Year Award in Weyburn, as well as a CF Volunteer Award.

Andria has a background in the financial services and banking sectors, and currently holds the position of Executive Director of the Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop. The Wor-Kin Shop is a non-profit corporation that supports adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization also oversees The Harvest Pie Company, an important initiative that is near and dear to Andria’s heart. Harvest Pie helps mitigate employment barriers by offering adults with disabilities the opportunity to put their unique skills and talents to work in the kitchen. Their delicious pies and to-die-for fruit spreads have quickly become a community favourite in Southeast Saskatchewan!

When asked if there were any milestones or achievements of her work or volunteer life that she was particularly proud of, Andria shared the following: “In my work life, I’m very proud that the Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop has lobbied and fundraised to the point where we have completed construction and moved into on our new buildings. It has been a very long struggle to get to this point but we have remained committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities and growing our organization and its many divisions. To date, I feel like this has been the most significant achievement in my professional life.”

Please join us in thanking Andria and celebrating her tremendous contributions to Community Futures, her community, and our province!

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