Guelph Local artist Adwoa Badoe, a storyteller, author, educator, and African dance instructor has been recognized by the Ontario government with an Ontario Newcomer Champion Award for her contributions to the arts in Canada.
I attended the awards ceremony and I am happy to say that since the inception of the awards in 2007, Guelph has been well-represented in the Ontario Newcomer Champion Awards program. We have had winners every year with the exception of 2009. Last year, Guelph residents Amenda Ng and Eileen Clinton were recipients. Local volunteers Delfino Callegari and Carmela Nini were honoured with the award in 2007 and 2008, respectively. I am thrilled to see our newcomers being recognized for their remarkable work in our community.
Our Province receives 2,000 newcomers every week.
Click here to find out how Adwoa is a role model for newcomers trying to find their place in their new home.