Robin McCormick named the 2022 La Vallee Senior of the Year


A longtime volunteer and Fort Frances Times contributor has been recognized for her generosity, kindness, and talents.

Times columnist and all-around giver Robin McCormick was named the Township of La Vallee’s Senior of the Year on Sunday, July 17.

La Vallee councillor Elaine Hughes presented the award to McCormick and noted that the recipient, a long-time fixture of the community, is among “the kindest and most caring persons around.”

“Robin likes to visit with the elderly and take them some of her baking,” Hughes said, listing off some of the qualities that make McCormick such a valuable community member.

“She makes sandwiches and baking for church functions. She emcees at the loggers and fair queen competitions and other functions. She’s written many articles for the Fort Frances Times, as well as her weekly Devlin news and, of course, Robin’s 2 Cents. She volunteers for the OPP Stuff A Cruiser and is always around to help others and volunteer somewhere.”

It isn’t difficult to run into McCormick in some capacity, even outside of her many volunteer duties. She has worked hard over the years to help around her community, even while working full-time and regularly contributing to the newspaper. She consistently delivers the news of the region in her weekly columns, making sure the community knows who to celebrate and who to mourn, and she always caps it off with a fun and funny anecdote in her patented Robin’s 2 Cents. McCormick has been an enthusiastic and driven writer outside of her regular columns for the Times as well, taking on more article and feature writing as her time has allowed her, including the ever-popular Focus on Farming page from time to time. She has a keen ability to personally connect with those she interviews for her features and always comes back with a story that has everything you would want to know and more.

The Township of La Vallee and the staff at the Fort Frances Times (along with all those she has helped along the way) offer sincerest congratulations to Robin McCormick for being named the Township of La Vallee Senior of the Year 2022.