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Ontario's Outstanding Seniors Honoured

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Ontario's Outstanding Seniors Honoured

Recipients Of Ontario Senior Achievement Awards Announced

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Ontario's seniors are being recognized for the outstanding contributions they make to their communities.

Today, the province honoured 20 seniors at the 2010 Ontario Senior Achievement Awards at Queen's Park.

The Senior Achievement Award is the province's highest recognition for seniors. The award is presented annually to Ontarians over the age of 65 who have made significant contributions to their communities through voluntary or professional activities.

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 during Seniors' Month in June.

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“Today's recipients are an inspiration to all of us and proof that you can make a difference at any age. Congratulations to everyone on this well-deserved recognition and for making a substantive difference in Ontario communities.”

The Honourable David C. Onley

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“All the seniors honoured today have made truly exceptional contributions to Ontario. Not only are they role models for other seniors, they are role models for all Ontarians.”

Sophia Aggelonitis

Minister Responsible for Seniors



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