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Lieutenant Governor Honours Outstanding Seniors

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Lieutenant Governor Honours Outstanding Seniors

Winners Of Ontario Senior Achievement Awards Announced

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

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:

  • Arts/Literature
  • Community Service/Voluntarism
  • Education
  • Environment/Science
  • Fitness/Recreation/Sport
  • Humanitarian Activities
  • Keeping History Alive

The Ontario Senior Achievement Award is the province's highest recognition for seniors.

Quick Facts

  • 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.

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“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

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“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.”

Aileen Carroll

Minister Responsible for Seniors

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