2017 Ontario Volunteer Services Awards

June 9, 2017

On Friday June 2nd Meals on Wheels joined a host of other not for profit organization in Ottawa to enjoy a wonderful evening organized by The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.

The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize adult volunteers for five to 65+ years of continuous service to an organization and youth volunteers for two or more years of continuous service

Fridays’ ceremony held at Tudor Hall was just one of 55 events in 40 communities that take place between March and June across the province recognizing 11,000 volunteers!

Meals on Wheels in Ottawa was pleased to nominate the following individuals for this year’s awards under the following categories:

Amy-Lynn Aubertin        youth
Josh Moskovic                   Youth
Yolande Cremer               5 years
William Logan                    10 Years
Barb Leduc                          15 years
Lucas Rogers                      15 years
Winnie Ng                           20 Years
Pamela Young                   20 Years

The evening began with a beautiful rendition of O Canada performed by 2 young sisters followed by a video message of thanks to volunteers from The Honourable Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. MPP for Ottawa South John Fraser was also in attendance to thank our community volunteers in person.

Each recipient was given a stylized trillium service pin and a personalized certificate to acknowledge their years of service. Following the presentation of awards guests enjoyed some light refreshments and time to network and chat about our shared commitment to our community.

We know that volunteers are the backbone of our communities and at Meals on Wheels we simply wouldn’t exist without them.

With thanks and gratitude to our 2017 Volunteer Service award winners and for all of our volunteers at Meals on Wheels!

From left to right: Winnie Ng, Barb Leduc, William Logan, Amy-Lynn Aubertin, Josh Moskovic

(missing: Yolande Cremer, Lucas Rogers, Pamela Young)