YMCAs across Canada are once again, through the Peace Medal Awards, recognizing people who volunteer their time and effort to make our communities better places to live.
“There are so many individuals who give their time to make their community stronger and that’s what the Y is all about,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “We’re looking for heroes of all ages, individuals or groups, who have demonstrated a commitment to building peace here at home or around the world. I think the award is even more special this year as people have carried out acts of kindness to make the world a better place during the pandemic.”
Kingston’s Katie and Steve Koopman were last year’s honourees in this annual event, recognized for their work with the Rez Girls hockey team and founding of Good Ally Project; along with Abby Berube, Delaney Ringer and Brenda Whitford who were honoured for their extensive volunteerism and commitment to helping others. Abby and Delaney were recognized in the “youth” category.
Honour your community heroes by nominating someone before November 20. Peace Medal Award recipients will then be announced on November 27, 2020.
About the YMCA of Eastern Ontario
The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is a charity that provides programs and services to improve health and health outcomes, develops leaders, helps build social connections and provides safe, inclusive spaces for people of all ages.
The Y is Canada’s largest provider of childcare with trademarked curricula, and offers fitness and other programs including SCUBA, Karate and Total Life Care.
Photo: 2017 media release by YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce