2017 Building Communities Recognition Night

Lifetime Achievement - Edith Klassen
Edith Klassen has provided exceptional contribution to her community volunteering her time in supporting newcomer families with settlement and integration.

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Educators of the Year - Debbie Sarauer Carlton Trail College
Debbie Sarauer is an advisor and friend to many who is never too busy to help out, even if it is not a working day.

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Welcoming Workplace - Tim Horton's (Accepted by Sara Pascal)
This employer provides support that goes above and beyond when helping employees from other countries settle into the community.

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Welcoming Neighbour - Agnes Pratchler (Accepted by Eric Bempong on behalf of Agnes)
It is because of Anges's tremendous heart and consistent effort for the benefit of her neighbours that she is the perfect recipient of this award.

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Young Community Builder -
Taylor Block & Cassidy Oesh
These young people have consistently supported newcomer children with school tutoring, giving rides to new students to and from school.

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Building Bridges - Summer League Basketball, Isidro Dayawon
The idea to develop an annual sporting event started four years ago when a group of Schulte employees contacted the Newcomer Center.

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Welcoming Community -
The Town of LeRoy

This community is a place comprising of active volunteers, from individuals, to groups, to businesses all working together to make their community a place where people want to settle.

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Humanitiarain & Activism Award -
Norman Duerr
Norman exemplifies what it truly means to be a selfless human being, and to understand and embrace diversity in its truest forms.

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Special Recognition to Drake

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