Winsor Earle

74 years old

By Amanda Beck, Rotary House

Winsor Earle and his wife relocated to Fort McMurray from Newfoundland in 2007 to enjoy retirement with their son and his family who had already made Fort McMurray their home.

Winsor started working with the YMCA because he felt that he had a lot to offer the community. He worked in the childcare room, maintenance, and janitorial work. He also volunteered with the YMCA for fundraisers or anything that they needed assistance with.


Winsor was the 2018- 2019 Volunteer of the Year for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons, and still volunteers there today. He is a faithful 50/50 ticket salesperson and helps wherever needed.

In 2019, Winsor was chosen as Volunteer of the Year for the Golden Years Society. He was very busy helping the Golden Years Society sell tickets and anything else they needed.

Winsor volunteered for over 10 years with the Salvation Army men’s breakfast program and with their food truck delivering soup and sandwiches to the homeless population.

In 2023, he volunteered with the Winter Artic Games and in 2018, the Alberta Winter Games.

Winsor has a huge heart and is always looking for ways to help the community of Fort McMurray.  Winsor stated that “Giving back to the community is in my heart, it is so important because you never know when you might need the help”.  He encourages anyone that is thinking about getting involved with helping others to just go ahead and do it, do not put it off.

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