Westfield Volunteer crosses 20,000-hour mark!

David Clifford, store keeper, stands outside the General Store at Westfield

Westfield volunteer David Clifford crosses the 20,000-hour mark of volunteer hours contributed. David is the first volunteer to reach the 20,000-hour milestone since Westfield started tracking volunteer hours in 2000.

A longtime Hamilton resident, David began volunteering at Westfield a few years before he retired from a lifetime career at Stelco as a payroll analyst. Since 1994 David has brought his eye for detail, sense of humour, unending patience and a strong sense of dedication to the operation of the Village. Many Ontario schoolchildren know David as the man at the General store. They often return for a visit with their parents to point out the store man and make a purchase of sweet candy or soda.

When David is not in costume providing historical interpretation, he is tireless in his efforts to keep Westfield running. From painting to pests, rubbish and recycling David has had his hand in all the operations of the Village.

Celebrate this incredible milestone with us on June 10. The village is open from 12:30 PM to 4 PM. Visitors are invited to meet at the Westfield bandstand at 2 pm to enjoy a piece of cake and celebrate David. For those who are interested, David will be providing a ‘behind the scenes’ tour highlighting his own Westfield stories after the ceremony.