A ski coach who coordinates a free skiing program for children with disabilities and special needs.
A dedicated volunteer who still remains active in her community at the age of 95.
A carpenter and contractor who volunteered his skills in order to make his retirement community a better place to live.
These three individuals, along with 13 others, are among a group of seniors who have been recognized by the province with the Senior Achievement Award recognizing their contributions to their communities and to the province.
The Senior Achievement Award is the highest provincial honour for people aged 65 and older and is presented each year by the Lieutenant Governor. The awards have been given out to remarkable seniors since 1986.
“I’m honoured to present the 2018 Senior Achievement Awards to these 16 incredible seniors,” says Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility.
“I know I speak on behalf of all Ontarians when I express my admiration for their accomplishments and thank them for their hard work. Their commitment to serving their communities is inspiring.”
According to the province, the number of seniors living in Ontario is expected to increase to more than 25 per cent of the total population within the next 25 years.
“Congratulations to the 16 recipients of this year’s Ontario Senior Achievement Awards,” says The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
“These outstanding seniors are examples of how everyday Ontarians make a positive difference in our communities. The dedication and compassion to today’s recipients make them role models to Ontarians of all ages.”
For more information on the 16 reward recipients or for more information on the Ontario Senior Acievement Awards, visit www.ontario.ca/msaa.