Canada Sesquicentennial Awards were presented in Bronte Village during Oakville’s Canada Day celebrations on July 1, 2017.
In honour of this historic occasion, the aim for presenting the Canada Sesquicentennial Awards is to acknowledge and thank those who through their actions promoted inclusivity and celebrated diversity, worked to improve the environment, and/or who championed justice, equality, and democratic stewardship; individuals who personally made contributions that have, or are currently making the constituency of Oakville and by extension Canada, a happier, healthier and stronger place to live.
Oakville residents honoured for their Community Spirit
Oakville residents care deeply about helping others, as evidenced Wednesday (June 8) at the 15th annual Community Spirit Awards.
The Town of Oakville’s annual gathering recognizes volunteers, groups or businesses that work hard to make the community better.
Winners were announced at a sold-out ceremony and reception, emceed by The Weather Network’s Chris Mei and held at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC).
James Montague wants Oakville to feel less alone 2020
For James Montague, it’s important to keep busy during the pandemic. Since COVID-19 began, he’s been organizing meals and birthdays for some of Oakville’s most important citizens.
James has always been an active part of the Town community. He’s a proud member of Oakville’s Rotary Club. He organizes an annual awards night called the Star Gala, which recognizes Special Olympic Athletes. But, since the start of the pandemic, he has shifted into overdrive.
“It’s about engaging. Making sure that you’re engaging with the community through all of this,” he says. “This is a hard time for a lot of people.”