Tonight, I will have the opportunity to honour five residents with the Mayor’s awards as part of the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala. Three exceptional young people are among this year’s honourees.
The award winners are Gavin Armstrong, a University of Guelph student renowned for fighting hunger and poverty; Emilie and Olivia Renaud being recognized 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.
Each honouree will receive 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.