Kingstonian Receives 2018 Ontario Senior Achievement Award

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Congratulations to Kingston’s Samuel Laldin, one of 16 Ontarians to receive this year’s Ontario Senior Achievement Award.

The award recognizes people who have made outstanding contributions to their communities through voluntary or professional activities after the age of 65.

Samuel Laldin (pictured seated, first on the right) was recognized as founder of the Christian Cultural Association of South Asians, described in the government release as helping its members “connect with government services and other non-profit organizations. (Laldin) leads needs assessment seminars and creates programs for seniors to help them remain active and engaged in their communities.”

The awards were 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.

“Congratulations to the 16 recipients of this year’s Ontario Senior Achievement Awards,” said Dowdeswell, in advance of the ceremony. “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.”

Since 1986, the Ontario Senior Achievement Awards have recognized 645 outstanding seniors.

Photo source: Ontario Government