Outstanding Ontario seniors to be recognized by the province

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Outstanding Ontario seniors to be recognized by the province

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

TORONTO, Nov. 17 - Twenty-one outstanding older Ontarians will be presented with Ontario Senior Achievement Awards next week for contributions made to their communities, Jim Bradley, Minister Responsible for Seniors announced today. The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will present the awards at a Queen's Park ceremony on Tuesday, November 21st in the Lieutenant Governor's Suite. Bradley will read the citations for each award recipient. "With more people living longer and healthier lives, our society is being challenged to re-examine the role of seniors," said Mr Bartleman. "These award recipients are trailblazers, opening new frontiers and redefining what it means to be a senior, able and willing to contribute fully to society." "The Ontario Senior Achievement Award is the highest award that the Ontario government has to recognize seniors for their community contributions," said Bradley. "These active and involved award recipients are role models for Ontarians of all ages." The award recognizes seniors over the age of 65 who have made significant contributions to their communities through voluntary or professional activities in any field or endeavour. The recipients of the 2006 Ontario Senior Achievement Awards are: Dr. Henry J.M. Barnett of King City Kenneth Ridge of Oshawa Alberta Brushett of Toronto Alice Rycroft of Whitby Newton W. Clayton of Guelph Professor W.W. Sawyer of Scarborough Jerry Crowe of Mississauga A. Loretta Shymko of Murillo Eliodora S. De Leon of Mississauga Douglas George Snooks of Brantford Constance Elton of Huntsville Lorne Spicer of Shedden Helen Ferguson of Burlington Gerald Dudley Sutton of Oakville Kenneth Murray Hall of Hamilton Warna Timlock of Sudbury Alban Alfred Hebburn of Toronto Fernand (Fern) Tremblay of Timmins Margaret G. Howe of London Robert James Williamson of Hamilton Jacqueline Neatby of Ottawa The McGuinty government is also supporting and recognizing seniors by: - Making mandatory retirement illegal as of December 2006. - The construction of a veterans' memorial at Queen's Park, unveiled in September 2006. - Expanding the seniors portal www.seniorsinfo.ca to 22 more communities across the province. The portal provides seniors, their families and service providers with easy access to information and services offered or funded by all three levels of government. Disponible en français www.citizenship.gov.on.ca Contact Info For further information: David Oved, Minister's Office, (416) 314-1400; Lily Pavlovic, Communications Branch, (416) 314-7725 HELP | CONTACT US | PRIVACY | IMPORTANT NOTICES © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2008-2009 — Last Modified: February 15, 2009 For further information: David Oved, Minister's Office, (416) 314-1400; Lily Pavlovic, Communications Branch, (416) 314-7725