Victoria Jubilee Hall volunteer wins award

Margaret Sockett recognized for outstanding contributions to VJH

WALKERTON – The Victoria Jubilee Hall (VJH) is pleased to announce Margaret Sockett has received the Mary Millard Award for Special Contributions to the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) for her tremendous volunteer work with Victoria Jubilee Hall, ACO South Bruce Grey Branch.

The ACO award was presented recently in recognition of Sockett’s tireless work over the years.

For more than 15 years, Sockett has worked as the hall’s archivist and has spent hundreds of hours organizing the many historical records the branch has collected over the years documenting the buildings in Brockton and Bruce and Grey counties.

“Her contributions and time cannot be understated and will always selflessly fill in where needed. Marg is a trusted friend to all and the entire community is lifted by her helpful spirit,” states a press release from VJH.

“Marg’s work on the Jubilee Arts and Music committee has been helpful in providing live entertainment for the area in VJH’s Opera Hall, thus raising funds to renovate and maintain VJH. Her contribution in time and material for the Jubilee gardens has been vital in making it one of the signature heritage buildings in Walkerton and Bruce County. The flowerbeds are always kept in perfect form and provide the best public space in downtown Walkerton.”

VJH officials further stated that Sockett’s contributions to the hall have been key to its stature as a heritage building, preserving its history and contributing to the arts and culture of the region.

“Thank you, Marg for being a strong and vital part of Victoria Jubilee Hall.”