Ontario honours community leaders
Citizens To Be Honoured For Outstanding Contributions To Their Communities
Ontario's Medal for Good Citizenship will be presented to 12 outstanding Ontarians who have generously given of themselves to their fellow citizens.
Created in 1973, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship recognizes people who, through exceptional long-term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Minister of Citizenship will present the medals, in the presence of the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, at a ceremony to be held at Queen's Park on Monday, October 20, 2008, to the following recipients:
Diane Banks of Milverton
David Biddle of Port Rowan
Marjorie Brooks of Guelph
Alan Farquhar of Chatham
Morag Fraser of Mississauga
Paul General of Ohsweken
Ellen Goodman of Ottawa
Gregory Kazmierski of Ottawa
Martha Lloyd-Smith of Markham
Ian McGee of Waterloo
Vivian Recollet of Sudbury
Hector Verhoeve of Tillsonburg
- Created in 1973, with 12 to 13 people are presented with the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship annually.
- An independent Advisory Council considers all nominations. The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, is the Honorary Chair of the Advisory Council.
“These people have made tremendous contributions to their communities and the province of Ontario. Their volunteerism and community service are a gift to their fellow citizens.”
Honourable David C. Onley
“It is fitting to recognize them as part of National Citizenship Week. The medalists are outstanding role models for all Ontarians.”