Saint John, NB— The YMCA of Greater Saint John announced the recipients of the Red Triangle and Leader to Watch Awards at a Press Conference held today at the Saint John Regional Y.

The Red Triangle Award recognizes long and meritorious service, outstanding contributions and achievement in the community.  This year’s recipient is Mr. John K.F. Irving.

John K.F. Irving is involved with numerous organizations and initiatives in this community, in the province of New Brunswick and beyond. He has served on the board of a variety of charities and foundations and is active with a number of university committees. He is passionate about Saint John and quietly supports numerous initiatives that make a difference in the lives of many people.

The Leader to Watch Award recognizes a young individual that is a role model for other young adults in our community. The individual demonstrates leadership and enthusiasm in their work, in learning and in volunteering in our community. This year’s recipient is Mr. Craig Bell Estabrooks.

Craig Bell Estabrooks is an active volunteer, serving on various committees and supporting a number of organizations and community initiatives. He is determined to make a difference and improve the quality of life for people in the community.

Mr. John Irving and Mr. Craig Bell Estabrooks will receive their awards at the Red Triangle Event this spring.

“I am pleased that we are recognizing such dedicated and community focused people,” said Shelley Rinehart, Chair of the YMCA of Greater Saint John Board of Directors. “The Red Triangle awards are about people that make a difference in the lives of others, role models that lead by example.  John Irving and Craig Bell Estabrooks embody these characteristics.”

The 26th annual Red Triangle Event will adopt a new format this year. Held at the new Saint John Regional Y, the elegant reception style event will feature delicious food stations, live music and the formal presentation will highlight the evening.