Eight community champions celebrated at the Oakville Community Spirit Awards on Wednesday night

Thursday, June 14, 2012 – for immediate release

Eight community champions celebrated at the Oakville Community Spirit Awards on Wednesday night

Volunteerism is alive and well in Oakville! That was clear Wednesday night at the 11th annual Community Spirit Awards as the efforts of eight hard working community champions were celebrated during the ceremony at the Oakville Conference Centre.

“Each year, Oakville residents volunteer countless hours that contribute enormously to the life and spirit of our community,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “These volunteers are an integral part of what makes Oakville unique. On behalf of Council, I want to thank them for everything they do. Congratulations to each award winner and all of the nominees for their exceptional leadership and generosity.”

Artist Vanesa Trillia’s award design, which references Oakville’s waterfront landscape and includes the colours and textures of earth and water, were presented to each winner. Trillia is a student from the Ceramics Crafts and Design Program at Sheridan College.

The Weather Network’s Chris Mei, emcee for the night, entertained the audience, while sponsors handed out the following eight awards:

Access Award sponsored by MEDIchair Halton: Stephen Cull
Arts Award sponsored by the Oakville Beaver: Jean Grieve
Environmental Award sponsored by Tim Hortons: Blake Poland
Group Volunteer Award sponsored by Sun Life Financial: Halton Food for Thought
Heritage and History Award sponsored by Genworth Financial Canada: George Chisholm
Individual Volunteer Award sponsored by Paradiso Restaurant: Cheryl Kozak
Senior Award sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living: Colin Woodcock
Youth Award sponsored by RBC Royal Bank: Oakville Trafalgar High School Lunch Buddies Club

Since 2002, Oakville’s Community Spirit Awards have recognized individuals and groups for their outstanding contribution to the community.

For more information, visit the Community Spirit Awards page.

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For more information, contact

Nancy Beddoe
Steering Committee Chair
905-845-6601, ext. 3976
csa@oakville.ca

Kimberly Moser
Senior Communications Advisor
905-845-6601, ext. 3096
kmoser@oakville.ca


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Eight community champions celebrated at the Oakville Community Spirit Awards on Wednesday night