Bracebridge is hosting the 2013 Community Volunteer and Sport Awards Celebration at the Rene M. Caisse Theatre on June 6th.
It’ll happen at 7pm. A number of local residents will be honoured for their outstanding achievement in volunteerism and sport. Town Council, through the Bracebridge Community Recognition Advisory Committee, annually submits nominations for Provincial awards to the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s Honours and Awards Program and to the Ontario Heritage Trust. Nominees to be recognized include a variety of people whose volunteerism has made a significant impact in the community.
Bill Quemby: He’ll receive the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, which honours people who have made outstanding contributions to their communities over many years.
Morris Hudasek: He is receiving the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award For Volunteerism It recognizes individuals and groups that have made an exceptional contribution to Volunteerism in Ontario.
John Purchase: He will receive the Senior Achievement Award, which honours those who have made outstanding contributions to their communities after turning 65.
Sidney Rosenblatt: He will receive the Senior of the Year Award, which gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour an outstanding local senior.
Penny Joiner: Joiner will receive the Senior of the Year Award, which gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour an outstanding local senior.
Ruth Veitch: Veitch will receive the Volunteer Service Award, which honours the thousands of people who have volunteered their time to a single organization for several years.
Doug Ingram: Ingram will receive the Volunteer Service Award which honours the thousands of people who have volunteered their time to a single organization for several years.
The evening will also include the presentation of the 2013 Bracebridge Community Sport Awards. The Sport Awards are presented annually to the athlete, coach and team of the year. The Award winners have shown excellence in their sport; display good conduct on and off the playing surface; are a credit to the community; have displayed good character; and serve as excellent role models for young athletes in the community. This year a new award in memory of Christopher Todd Lang to recognize outstanding accomplishments which result in equal opportunities for persons with disabilities within the Town of Bracebridge will be unveiled at the award ceremony.