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2018-Winners

Arts

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

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

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

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

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

The Lions Clubs of Greater Sudbury Sponsored by: There are more than a dozen Lions Clubs in the Sudbury/Espanola Region. Formerly a men’s club, about 700 area men and women are now part of Lions Club International, the largest service organization in the world with membership across 200 countries and 1.4 million members. The clubs [Read More]

2018-Winners

Health Care

Health Care

City of Lakes Family Health Team Sponsored by: Ever since the first patient was treated at the first City of Lakes Family Health Team clinic 10 years ago, the medical team has embodied the province’s goal of creating more accessible health care. Today, there are four sites and 17 physicians looking after the health-care needs [Read More]

2018-Winners

Legacy Award

Legacy Award

Ted Szilva Sponsored by: Sudbury’s famous Big Nickel almost wasn’t built. In the early 1960s Ted Szilva purchased land in the city’s West End from the Holditch family with plans to build the attraction. But “the city said they would never allow me to build up there, and they wouldn’t give me a building permit,” [Read More]

2018-Winners

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation

Gord Apolloni Sponsored by: Scenes for the 2013 movie A Fighting Man were shot at Sudbury’s Top Glove Boxing Academy. Club owner Gord Apolloni choreographed the fight scenes and had a speaking role as a referee in the film about a washed up boxer who re-enters the ring hoping to win enough money to take [Read More]

2018-Winners

Young Leader

Young Leader

Earthdancers Sponsored by: For more than 27 years, Sudbury’s earthdancers have been contributing to our community and to the world beyond. Over the years, they have received several awards and wide recognition for their work toward creating a sustainable future. “Earthdancers exemplifies true community spirit and leadership by training youth to excel in the performing [Read More]

2018-Winners