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Civic Award Recipients Recognized In Council Chambers

Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

A crowd gathered in Pickering City Hall last night to recognize the outstanding achievements of residents, community organizations and local businesses last evening in Pickering Council Chambers, at Pickering’s annual Civic Award Ceremonies. Winners are nominated by peers and residents for the outstanding contributions to the community. A full list of recipients are listed below.

Special Citation Award
Cory Joseph
Shaun Mendes

Bravery/Heroism Award
William Ferenc

Lifetime Achievement Award
Laura Drake
Daisy Poyner

Individual Volunteer Award
Emese Bertrand
Dawne Campbell
Michelle Brochu
Susan Hampson
Bruce Hampson

Service Group Award
Canadian Progress Club Durham Region Women
St. Paul on the Hill Food Bank

Community Group Award
Durham Tamil Association
Pickering Cares Food Drive

Amateur Sports Award
Ron Bickerstaffe
Laura Dougall
Kavina Ganeshan

Youth Volunteer Award
Eva Gajic
Cameron Macdonald

Youth Leadership Award
Brandon McAuley

Sustainability Award
Carolyn Kasperski

Arts Award
Gerald McLaughlin

Cultural Diversity Award
Mariam Bacchus

Heritage Award
Durham Region Aboriginal Advisory Circle

Economic Development Award
Signature Aluminum Canada Inc.

Local Business Award
PJ’s Pet Centre

Environment Award
Dunbarton High School

Access Award for Disability Issues
John McLellan Contracting
Dave Sora
Riviera Coiffure


As the gateway city to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. Pickering is an affluent community that is steeped in history, natural beauty and small town charm with all the amenities and services that a big city has to offer. The City of Pickering is considered a municipal leader in fiscal management, service delivery, sustainability and the environment; and offers a wealth of sports, leisure and recreation opportunities to its residents. Pickering has been recognized by Profit magazine as one of the ten best cities in Canada for growth companies and received the 2008 FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Planning Award.

Media Contact:

Tanya Ryce
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