Community Builders Awards

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2019-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

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

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

Environment

Environment

reThink Green Sponsored by: reThink Green brings together ideas, partners, and resources to build a more sustainable community. “We see ourselves as community builders,” says Rebecca Danard, executive director of reThink Green. “The next 10 years are crucial in addressing environmental challenges, particularly climate change. We are working towards creative and collaborative solutions that will [Read More]

2019-Winners

Hall Of Fame

Hall Of Fame

The Folingo Family Sponsored by: The Community Builders Awards applaud leadership, talent, determination, generosity and community spirit. The Foligno family, this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, have all these qualities and serve as an inspiration to us all. Mike Foligno, Sudbury’s most recognizable NHL export and current scout for the Vegas Golden Knights, and his [Read More]

2019-Winners

Health Care

Health Care

Luncheon of Hope Organizing Committee Sponsored by: Over the past 20 years, the Luncheon of Hope Organizing Committee, a small army of women, has raised over $960,000 for the Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) to help fund breast cancer research and equipment, and patient care conducted at the Northeast Cancer Centre. A group of hard-working volunteers [Read More]

2019-Winners

Legacy Award

Legacy Award

Paulette Gagnon Sponsored by: A small town girl had big city dreams for Sudbury. Originally from Hearst, Paulette Gagnon, a remarkable organizer and talented administrator, shepherded the Place des Arts project, the francophone creative space in downtown Sudbury set to open in 2020. As the director of development for Place des Arts, Gagnon worked for [Read More]

2019-Winners

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation

Barry McCrory Sponsored by: Barry McCrory is a second generation Community Builder. His father, Gerry, won the award in the Sports and Recreation category in 2008. Like his late father, McCrory is “Mr. Hockey” in Sudbury. McCrory has coached and mentored young hockey players for more than 30 years and is actively involved with minor [Read More]

2019-Winners

Young Leader

Young Leader

Ryan Benoit Sponsored by: “Stay positive” is a common phrase heard in modern dialogue. For Ryan Benoit, his entire life and career has been built on these two words. The founder and CEO of The Positive Inception, a clothing and accessory company, has made it his life’s mission to not just live it, but spread [Read More]

2019-Winners