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Ontario Recognizes the Accomplishments of 16 Outstanding Seniors

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Ontario Recognizes the Accomplishments of 16 Outstanding Seniors

Province Celebrates Senior Achievement Award Recipients

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Ontario is celebrating 16 outstanding seniors for their significant contributions to their communities and to the province after the age of 65.

This year's recipients of the Ontario Senior Achievement Awards include:

  •  Richard Taylor, a ski coach who co-ordinates a free skiing program for children with disabilities and special needs
  •  Chau Thi Vo, a dedicated volunteer who still remains active in her community at the age of 95
  •  Ron Desrocher, a carpenter and contractor who volunteered his skills in order to make his retirement community a better place to live

The awards will be presented at a Queen's Park ceremony on November 23 by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility.

Quick Facts

  • Since 1986, the Ontario Senior Achievement Awards have recognized 645 outstanding seniors who have made significant contributions to their communities after the age of 65.
  • The number of senior citizens living in Ontario is expected to increase to more than 25 per cent of the total population within the next 25 years.

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“Congratulations to the 16 recipients of this year’s Ontario Senior Achievement Awards. These outstanding seniors are examples of how everyday Ontarians make a positive difference in our communities. The dedication and compassion of today’s recipients make them role models to Ontarians of all ages.”

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“I’m honoured to present the 2018 Senior Achievement Awards to these 16 incredible seniors. I know I speak on behalf of all Ontarians when I express my admiration for their accomplishments and thank them for their hard work. Their commitment to serving their communities is inspiring.”

Raymond Cho

Minister for Seniors and Accessibility

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