Associate Recognition: Shining Star of the Year 2011
The Star program is a Walmart Canada recognition program designed for associates to show appreciation of their peers. It highlights how associates go above and beyond in demonstrating our three basic beliefs and proves that here at Walmart, people really do make the difference.
The Shining Star of the year is an individual who’s been recognized by their peers, district and region. Chosen from more than 87,000 potential candidates, the Star of the year serve as a shining example of the power of Walmart’s culture.
Star of the Year 2011: Tim Kerfoot
Associate Tim Kerfoot brings genuine warmth and welcoming conversation to his role as Greeter for our store in Nanaimo, BC. Eleven years ago, Tim lost his mobility and has since been confined to a wheelchair but this in no way defines how he chooses to live his life.
His store manager, Ken Baird describes Tim as, “A role model for our value of respect for the individual, it’s clear Tim is someone who does not judge anyone. Instead, he approaches everyone with a sense of appreciation for what they can do.”
Tim has a gift for making customers feel exceptionally welcome and they see in him, living proof of how we respect people and embrace their differences.
The young man brings this same positive attitude to a busy life with his local community. He regularly helps out at a homeless outreach shelter and gives talks to children’s groups to encourage inclusion and acceptance. Tim also likes to play community sports and supports the Salvation Army Men’s Shelter, a kid’s summer camp and an elderly care facility.