David Swanson

Armed with an infectious smile and genuine enthusiasm, David Swanson has been giving back to his community and making lives better in Banff for many, many years. Known to many as “Swanee” he is a man with a great sense of humour and a deep commitment to his town.

Swanee has hosted many fundraising events such as the Banff Benefit Balls, donating funds raised to a variety of causes such as tsunami relief efforts and Santa’s Anonymous.

Much of his volunteerism is directed towards his passion –grass roots music. He loves to facilitate and organize festivals, always present and willing to help out in any way he can. Keen to play, he never turns down the chance to jam with aspiring musicians and is the first to jump in backstage when a helping hand is needed.

“He sees a job, he gets it done,” said his nominator. “For me Swanee is a part of Banff, like the mountains, he reaches high to include everyone.”

Congratulations Swanee and thank you for your contributions to the Banff Community. You are truly an inspiration and you make Banff a better place to live because of your dedication to helping others. SHINE would like to say, “thank you for who you are and most of all Thanks for Giving!”

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