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Arts

Wanda Olsen Sponsored by: Wanda Olsen loves to sing and her passion is sharing the power of song with others. She has been singing barbershop, a very challenging unaccompanied style of harmonizing, since she was a child growing up in Osgoode, outside of Ottawa. “The first time I heard my uncle and cousins sing barbershop, [Read More]

2018-Winners

Arts

Arts

Sudbury Arts Council Sponsored by: The Sudbury Arts Council (SAC) began in 1974 as the Sudbury Arts Festival Association (SAFA). It changed its name in 1988 to Sudbury Arts Council/Conseil Des Arts Sudbury and formerly became a bilingual agency. In 2017, a new logo was designed by Johanna Westby that includes its Anishinawbek name, Sudbury [Read More]

2019-Winners

Arts

Arts

We Live Up Here Sponsored by: It sounds like a screenplay. Two fellows decide to publish a book and its success begins to magically transform a city. Believe it or not, the story of We Live Up Here is just that. It began in 2012 when, from thousands of submissions, Christian Pelletier and Andrew Knapp [Read More]

2017-Winners

Economic Development

Economic Development

Tom Fortin Sponsored by: The winner of the 2018 Community Builders Award for Economic Development is passionate about his community and the people who live here. “I am not interested in (just) making products. I am interested in helping to start companies by building competence and confidence in young people,” says Tom Fortin, the owner [Read More]

2018-Winners

Economic Development

Economic Development

SCR Mining and Tunnelling Sponsored by: SCR Mining and Tunnelling is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019. In celebrating the success of SCR Mining and Tunnelling, and this year’s Community Builders Award winner in the Economic Development category, one has to applaud the motivation, integrity and leadership of Richard and Claude Seguin. They learned about [Read More]

2019-Winners

Economic Development

Economic Development

Sudbury Credit Union Sponsored by: Sudbury Credit Union’s story began in Copper Cliff in 1951, thanks to the vision of 24 individuals who believed people living in their neighbourhood needed a financial institution that put people before profit. Through a series of mergers, Copper Cliff Credit Union grew over the next 65 years into Sudbury [Read More]

2017-Winners

Education

Education

Léo Lefebvre Sponsored by: Léo Lefebvre had an impressive 35-year career in education. During that time, he was involved with the development of French education, and the creation of publicly funded French-language Catholic secondary schools in northeastern Ontario. His first job after teacher’s college was at Garson-Falconbridge Secondary School, where he taught French, Latin and [Read More]

2018-Winners

Education

Education

Laura Falvo Sponsored by: Spending the day with children is the reason Laura Falvo has enjoyed a long career at Montessori School of Sudbury. Her recognition as a Community Builder in the Education category is well deserved. Falvo has current students who are the children of her former students. That is an incredible testament to [Read More]

2019-Winners

Education

Education

Jan and David Buley When Googling the term “dynamic duo,” Batman and Robin are the first to pop up. Sudbury’s dynamic duo, Jan and David Buley don’t wear masks or capes but their impact on Sudbury has made them education superheroes. The Buleys arrived in Sudbury 10 years ago as Laurentian University professors: David in [Read More]

2017-Winners

Environment

Environment

The FoodShed Project: Sudbury Community Garden Network Sponsored by: People who don’t mind getting their hands dirty, doing the heavy lifting, or digging in to get the job done are the kind of folks who pitch in at their neighbourhood’s community garden. Community gardens are created, planted, maintained and harvested by a small army of [Read More]

2018-Winners