"Debi Wiebe gives tirelessly and freely of her time and talent to countless causes in Niagara. She is the voice of many unable to speak for themselves, and our community is a better place in which to live because of her."

- Betty-Lou Souter, Community Care

 

Debi Wiebe joined The Standard in 1996 as community relations and promotions director. She immediately set out to better connect The Standard with the myriad groups, charities, and non-profit organizations serving the community both locally and regionally.

With her warm, outgoing personality, Debi soon became a well-known ambassador for The Standard and a community booster. The Standard is involved with more than 200 events a year, and Debi plays a role in all of them. She excels at promotion and marketing and offers her expertise to help community groups get the most out of their fundraisers. She also participates as an organizer, an Emcee and even an auctioneer at dozens of charity events annually, many of them on her own time. She says she receives more than she gives, and that philosophy is woven through all her work.

It is impossible to list all the groups that Debi helps. Here is a sample:

Bethlehem Projects

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

CIBC Run for the Cure

Community Care of St. Catharines

Community Leaders

Family & Children's Services

Folk Arts Festival

Gillians Place

Niagara College

Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre

Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre

Niagara Wine Festival

Rankin Cancer Centre Run

Rotary Ribfest

St. Catharines General Hospital

Sun Media Summer Camp

United Way of St. Catharines & District

Wise Guys

For her efforts to strengthen our community, the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South is proud to recognize Debi Wiebe as a Paul Harris Fellow.