NWMO President and CEO Laurie Swami Gets a Warm Welcome in South Bruce

This photo shows a picture of Laurie Swami, President and CEO for the NWMO, at the Belmore Maple Syrup Festival.

Christine Inglis talks to NWMO President and CEO Laurie Swami about the co-operative community atmosphere in the small hamlet of Belmore.

Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) President and CEO Laurie Swami recently stopped at the Belmore Maple Syrup Festival in South Bruce to see community volunteerism at its best. The festival is run by approximately 300 community volunteers, and over 6,000 people from across Ontario attend the festival every year.

Long-time festival volunteer and Belmore Chamber of Commerce member Christine Inglis stepped away from her volunteer cooking duties to highlight the immense volunteer base that contributes to the Belmore Maple Syrup Festival’s success year after year. She also noted how much the municipality and NWMO’s support of the festival is appreciated.

“We are very thankful for the support the municipality has provided through the NWMO resource program,” says Ms. Inglis. “We operate entirely with volunteers, and the funding has helped the community with upgraded lighting in our complex.”

Mahrez Ben Belfadhel, Vice-President of Site Selection, also attended the festival and particularly enjoyed the craft show, where he picked up a custom sailboat light. The NWMO was a proud sponsor of this year’s Belmore Maple Syrup festival.