Remembering Steve Barker: The Inaugural Steve Barker Spirit Award

In the year 2021, we faced a profound loss within our community. Steve Barker, a cherished friend, mentor, and the GSL of 1st Helmsley, left an indelible mark on our hearts and the fabric of our group.
As we reflect on his legacy, we find solace in the memories we shared and the lessons he imparted.

The Steve Barker Spirit Award stands honours a young person, family or adult volunteer from 1st Helmsley who exemplify any of the qualities like friendship, courage, personal growth, commitment to awards and training, and / or community service. It’s a tribute to the remarkable spirits within our community. These qualities were not just values to Steve; they were the pillars upon which he built his life and his contributions to 1st Helmsley.

This year, we proudly present the inaugural Steve Barker Spirit Award to Rowan. Rowan exemplifies the very essence of what this award represents. It is fitting that the award was presented by Bev, Steve’s wife. In honoring Rowan, we honour Steve’s memory and the indelible mark he left on our hearts and our community.