Lieutenant Governor Honours Outstanding Seniors
Winners Of Ontario Senior Achievement Awards Announced
Ontario is recognizing the outstanding contributions seniors make to their communities
Today, in a ceremony held at Queen's Park, 20 seniors were honoured with a 2009 Ontario Senior Achievement Award.
The award recognizes Ontarians over the age of 65 who have made outstanding contributions to their community in the following categories:
- Community Service/Voluntarism
- Humanitarian Activities
- Keeping History Alive
The Ontario Senior Achievement Award is the province's highest recognition for seniors.
- The first Ontario Senior Achievement Awards were presented in 1986.
- Ontario communities also recognize the contributions of seniors through the Senior of the Year Awards and Veteran Appreciation Days during Seniors' Month in June.
- The number of seniors in Ontario will double to 3.5 million over the next 20 years.
“The outstanding seniors being honoured today have made a tremendous contribution to Ontario. As active role models, they have enriched the lives of so many Ontarians and proven you can make a difference at any age.”
The Honourable David C. Onley
“Ontario is proud to honour the remarkable achievements of today's award recipients. Through volunteerism and professional activities, they have made vital contributions to their communities, and to our Province.”