Media Advisory: City to honour volunteers for their dedication|
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Toronto City Council and Eric Gam, Commissioner of Community and Neighbourhood
Services, will present 11 individuals and two groups with Toronto Community
Service Volunteer Awards. The awards celebrate the work of people who make a
difference in Toronto by donating their personal time and skills.
Date: Wednesday, September 22
Time: Awards presentation - 5 p.m.
Reception - 6 p.m.
Place: Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber
100 Queen St. W.
The award winners in each category are:
Children and youth services - Rakel De Freitas, Dufferin Mall Youth Committee
Members and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Community and public health services - Bette Kirk and Wendy Sutton
Community development and community centres - Koyes Ahmed and Judith Stewart
Housing and homelessness support services - Jessica Roelink and members of the
NUC-TUCT Drop-Inn and Housing Volunteer Group: Irene Carriere, and Evelyn and
Immigrant and newcomer services - Chih-Jun Chao and Shi Ye Xiong
Seniors services - Severino Centritto and Sheherbano Marfatia
Commissioner Eric Gam will be the master of ceremonies for the event and a
reception will be held in the Members' Lounge following the awards presentation.
For more information call 416-392-8616 (TTY: 416-338-0889). For multilingual
services, call Access Toronto: 416-338-0338.
Judy Brooks, Community Development Officer, 416-392-5679
Tanya Imola, Protocol Officer, 416-392-6745