Bill McDonnell at the Citizen of the Year banquet Saturday night that was in his honour as the 2010 recipient.

Bill McDonnell at the Citizen of the Year banquet Saturday night that was in his honour as the 2010 recipient.

A night for Citizen Bill

Bill McDonnell was in the spotlight Saturday night at the annual Knights of Columbus Citizen of the Year banquet.



The Nelson Knights of Columbus held its Citizen of the Year dinner last Saturday night. The 2010 honour went to Bill McDonnell who was recognized for his years of service to youth sport and community in the region. McDonnell’s list of accomplishments is long and recently includes being the official Nelson Olympic torchbearer last year, making the local chapter of KidSport a continued source of help for youth and being instrumental in the Civic Centre’s 75th birthday celebration. There were plenty of people on hand to present McDonnell with special reminders of the night.