17th annual Mayor’s award winners announced

Young people lead the list of recipients being honoured for making a difference

GUELPH, ON, June 27, 2013 – Tonight, Mayor Karen Farbridge will honour five residents with the Mayor’s awards as part of the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala.

The award winners are Gavin Armstrong, a University of Guelph student renowned for fighting hunger and poverty; Emilie and Olivia Renaud for working tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for the Bracelet of Hope Campaign and local charities; Tina Brophey, an advocate for people living in poverty and helping them to make ends meet; and Celeste Donkersgoed for her commitment to improving the lives of children, young people and seniors in the community through her work with more than 20 community organizations.

The Mayor will present each honouree with a print of a pen-and-ink drawing by local artist Wayne Forest, depicting the new and old City Halls.

“I am always pleased to honour outstanding members of our community who exemplify the City’s vision of making a difference,” said Mayor Farbridge. “Our Guelph Youth Strategy recommends the recognition of youth achievements and it is incredibly inspiring to note that three exceptional young people are among this year’s honourees.”

View a summary of each honouree’s achievements.

For more information

Petronilla Ndebele
Communications Assistant
Office of the Mayor
519-822-1260 extension 2407