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Mayor Guthrie honours Guelph’s difference makers

Guelph, ON, June 26, 2015 – Mayor Cam Guthrie presented four outstanding citizens with Mayor’s Awards last night at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards of Excellence gala. This year’s winners are Stephen Cuevas, the founder of a basketball training program for underprivileged youth; Marissa Teeter, a local philanthropist, fundraiser, and volunteer; Kathy Prentice, a volunteer who helps stroke survivors and their families; and Bang Ly, who began an initiative that has raised thousands of dollars for food programs at Brant Avenue Public School. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to shine a spotlight on some exceptional people who are making a difference in Guelph,” said Mayor Guthrie. “They don’t do it for money, fame, or glory – they do it simply to… Continue reading Mayor Guthrie honours Guelph’s difference makers

Nominations now open for 2015 Mayor’s Awards

Guelph, ON, March 10, 2015 – Mayor Cam Guthrie is now accepting nominations for the 19th annual Mayor’s Awards. Nominations can be submitted online at guelph.ca/mayorsawards or by contacting the Mayor’s Office at mayor@guelph.ca or 519-837-5643 to request a nomination form. The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Continue reading Nominations now open for 2015 Mayor’s Awards

Mayor Farbridge honours Guelph’s difference makers

Guelph, ON, June 26, 2014 – Four outstanding local citizens will be honoured with Mayor’s Awards tonight at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards of Excellence gala. This year’s winners are Andrew Bloomfield, who founded the Bridges Over Barriers group for adults with Autism and helped create films, a discussion guide, and other materials to promote greater understanding and inclusion of people with Autism; Charles Cecile, who has helped preserve Guelph’s natural heritage as an advocate and volunteer for Nature Guelph; Alina Kislenko, who has created a local community of support and advocacy  for adults with ADHD; and Phil Greenway, who has been a business leader, mentor, volunteer, and community builder for more than 30 years. “It is a great privilege for me to… Continue reading Mayor Farbridge honours Guelph’s difference makers

Nominations now open for 2014 Mayor’s Awards

Guelph, ON, March 10, 2014 – Mayor Karen Farbridge is now accepting nominations for the annual Mayor’s Awards. Nominations can be submitted online at guelph.ca/mayorsawards or by contacting the Mayor’s Office at mayor@guelph.ca or 519-837-5643 to request a nomination form. The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The Mayor’s Awards recognize Guelph’s “difference makers” – people from all walks of life who are making outstanding contributions as community builders, volunteers, visionaries, or leaders. Previous winners have made a difference in many facets of community life, including the arts and culture sector; environment; health, mental health, and wellbeing; multiculturalism; charitable fundraising; and sports and recreation, among others. Biographies of honourees from 2001 to 2013 can be found on the sidebar at… Continue reading Nominations now open for 2014 Mayor’s Awards

Mayor honours local citizens who are making a difference

16th annual Mayor’s Awards presented at Awards of Excellence gala GUELPH, ON, June 29, 2012 – Mayor Karen Farbridge has recognized Guelph citizens Doug Grove and Virginia Gillham for their outstanding volunteer contributions, presenting them with Mayor’s Awards at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards of Excellence gala. Doug Grove is a longstanding volunteer at Guelph Museums, River Run Centre, Canadian Council for the Blind, and Canadian National Institute for the Blind; he has also helped shape accessibility policies and programs at the City of Guelph and Guelph General Hospital. Virginia Gillham is a founding member and chair of the Friends of the Public Library, a volunteer and board member with the Guelph Youth Music Centre and a host of other local organizations, and… Continue reading Mayor honours local citizens who are making a difference