Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List

The Mayor's New Year's Honour List is an annual recognition of persons who have contributed in an outstanding manner to the community of London in one of the following categories:

Accessibility (i.e., contributions to foster an environment of inclusion that embraces citizens of all abilities). Recommending Committee: Accessibility Advisory Committee;

Age Friendly (i.e., contributions to empowering older adults and advancing an age friendly community). Recommending Community Organization: Age Friendly London Network;

Arts (i.e., contributions to fostering and/or the production of human creativity). Recommending Community Organization:  London Arts Council;

Diversity and Race Relations (i.e., contributions to the elimination of hate and discrimination). Recommending Committee: Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee;

Environment (i.e., contributions to the awareness, preservation and protection of the environment). Recommending Committee: Advisory Committee on the Environment;

Heritage (i.e., contributions to the awareness, preservation and protection of heritage resources). Recommending Committee: London Advisory Committee on Heritage;

Housing (i.e., contributions to the provision of safe and accessible housing for all members of the community). Recommending Committee:  London Housing Advisory Committee;

Humanitarianism (i.e., contributions to human welfare through philanthropic and other efforts). Recommending Committee: Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee;

Safety & Crime Prevention (i.e., contributions to a safe and secure community). Recommending Committee: Community Safety & Crime Prevention Advisory Committee;

Sports (i.e., contributions to the awareness of and participation in sports activity and/or demonstrated excellence within a particular sports activity). Recommending Community Organization: London Sports Council;

Distinguished Londoner (to be selected by the Mayor) (i.e., outstanding contribution to community collaboration or acts of good will by giving back to our City). Each Council Member may submit one (1) name to the Mayor for consideration. The Mayor may select up to four (4) individuals for recommendation to Municipal Council.

Please note that a person may not receive this honour more than once in a lifetime. Review the list of past recipients below to ensure the person you nominate is not already on the Mayor’s New Year’s Honours List.

How recipients are selected

The recipients are named by City Council, on the recommendation of the Advisory Committees or community organizations as listed, through the Standing Committees.

You can submit a candidate for consideration to the appropriate Advisory Committee or community organization, by completing and submitting a nomination form.

Program conditions

The following conditions shall apply to the nomination of individuals:   

a)    no more than one person in each category shall be named in any one year, except for the category of Distinguished Londoner, subject to:   

       i) a person may not necessarily be named in each category each year;

      ii) City Council may, at its sole discretion and on an exception basis, choose to recognize two individuals in any one category in a given year should the City Council determine that two individuals have inseparably partnered in contributing to their     respective category, thereby increasing the aggregate amount of nominees beyond the usual maximum of ten persons to be named in any one year;

b) the recipients shall be chosen for long standing contributions in their respective categories;

c) the name of any one individual shall be included on the Honour List only once in their lifetime;

d) any person currently serving as a member of any one of the Advisory Committees, City Council, Civic Adminstration or organizations referred to in How to nominate a candidate shall not be eligible for naming to the list during their term of appointment or employment with the City;

e) nominees being recommended by the Advisory Committees or organizations referred to in How to nominate a candidate shall receive at least seventy-five percent of the total eligible votes on the respective Advisory Committee or organization.

Form of recognition

Names of the honourees are announced publicly by the Mayor on New Year’s Day. Recipients will be honoured at the first meeting of City Council in the New Year, January 25, 2022.

If COVID-19 public health guidance permits it, each recipient will receive an invitation to a reception for themselves and one guest, and a certificate.

A plaque shall be displayed in a prominent public area of City Hall honouring those persons.

How to nominate a candidate

Please complete and submit your nomination no later than 9:00 a.m. Monday, August 23, 2021.

Download the nomination form.

1. Submit by email to advisorycommittee@london.ca ; or

2. Print and submit a paper copy through the City Clerk’s Office, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 300 Dufferin Avenue.

Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List Nomination Form

 

Honourees

List of current honourees

2022

Hayley Gardiner – Accessibility

Hayley Gardiner, 16, of London, is a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and has gone above and beyond to volunteer her time to spread important messages in the community.

Being born a partial right hand amputee hasn’t stopped Hayley from living a full and active life. She has been a Junior Counsellor at CHAMP seminars, which gather young amputees from across Ontario to learn about the latest in artificial limbs and deal with issues such as teasing and staring. In this capacity, she acts as a role model to the younger Champs by offering advice, sharing her experiences and exemplifying a positive approach to challenges.

Hayley is a strong advocate of The War Amps PLAYSAFE message and has been acting as a Safety Ambassador since she was six years old. She has taken part in about 9 area parades including the London Santa Claus Parade and the Oktoberfest Parade in Kitchener-Waterloo, encouraging kids to “spot the danger” before they play. She also hosted a safety display at the Corvette Club of Southwestern Ontario' s Annual Car Show in London. In addition, Hayley has educated the public about The War Amps and life as an amputee by hosting displays at events such as the St. Julien Park Community Festival and giving presentations to the London Kiwanis Senior Centre.

Hayley has “taken up the torch” of remembrance to commemorate the sacrifices of those who served by attending local remembrance ceremonies and laying a wreath on behalf of The War Amps Operation Legacy. Last year, she laid a white rose at the local cenotaph in honour of Second World War amputee veteran Gordon Forbes.

Because of all of the positive impact Hayley had made in our community, she is this year's recipient in the category of Accessibility on the Mayor's New Year's Honour List.

Patricia Hoffer – Arts

Patricia Hoffer emigrated from Trinidad as a young adult and has lived in the London area for more than 20 years. She is a committed community volunteer having served on the Fanshawe College Board of Governors for six years, mostly recently as Chair. In addition, she served on the London for All Leadership Table, Junior Achievement of London and District Board and Advisory Council of Trustees, as well as the Boards of Forest City Film Festival, London Arts Council (Past President) and Hutton House.

With a passion for helping the next generation of leaders, Patricia is often called upon as a mentor and connector within our community. Her commitment and passion to volunteerism has impacted multiple arts organizations throughout the local arts sector as she sponsors, attends, and supports multiple activities and events. Through her activities with the London Arts Council, she helped to steward the board of directors through its evolution as a full governance board. She helped to advocate for increased funding for the arts and championed diversity in projects and programs supporting professional artists. She also served as a board member with the Forest City Film Festival helping to steward the organization through rapid growth and professional presentation in the city of London. She has supported multiple projects including the Grand Theatre's Women for Women Project.

Ms. Hoffer continues to actively volunteer within and advocate on behalf of London's art sector.  Because of her passion and dedication, Patricia Hoffer has been selected for the Mayor's New Year's Honour List, in the category of the Arts.

Mario Circelli - Distinguished Londoner

London’s music scene is thriving, and Mario Circelli is one of the major reasons why. Mario sets the bar for what a true music supporter should be. He believes in the immense talent of homegrown London musicians which is why the not-for profit “Forest City London Music Awards” exists. These awards have ensured London’s best are celebrated, encouraged and recognized for their musical genius.

Mario’s passion for music goes back to playing in bands while attending South Collegiate.  He volunteers tirelessly to support our music community and as a result of his leadership, we have a London Music Hall of Fame - created to preserve our community’s incredible music history. He was also a driving force behind the Ken Palmer bursary which, each year, to financially support area high school students studying music in their post-secondary education.  Mario played an integral role in the creation of the Digital Creative Arts Centre at the Boys and Girls Club of London, and nothing musically happens in London without him knowing or being involved in it. As part of a large London team, London is now home to UNESCO’s Music City Canada designation.

These are but a few of the many examples of Mario’s dedication and passion for London’s music industry. We are a more vibrant and more exciting community as a result of his efforts making Mario Circelli a very worthy recipient of the title Distinguished Londoner.​​​​

Mike Evans - Distinguished Londoner

Distinguished Londoner Mike Evans has spent decades giving back to his community and positively impacting the lives of people, half a world away, in Sudan.

Mike has been with the London Food Bank for over three decades, serving in numerous financial portfolios which proved pivotal as the organization grew with the times.  In those early years of the Food Bank, when there was little money but plenty of commitment, Mike helped to get the organization through to a more solid place financially. He has been a faithful board member and often took a personal interest in other organizations which the Food Bank works with.  In speaking of Mike’s vast contributions to the Food Bank, Jane Roy and Glen Pearson stated: “I’m not sure we could have ever done it without him”.

Hand in hand with his commitment to the Food Bank, Mike has been an essential member of the Business Cares Food Drive campaign which has run each December for the past 22 years.  This seasonal drive has helped to mobilize and galvanize the business community in London to make a real difference in the lives of the marginalized.  The campaign mantra is: “Taking care of business means take care of people” and each year, more local companies give more back to their community – in total, the campaign collected 597,123 pounds worth of food in 2020!

Mike became involved with Canadian Aid for Southern Sudan in 1999 as one of the organization founders.  This organization has been operating for over two decades and Mike has served as treasurer for that entire time.  He has repeatedly donated to the cause as well, making it possible for the organization to build schools (primary and secondary), advance the cause of women’s scholarships, invest in agriculture, women’s programs, and democratic reform. 

Other organizations that have benefited from Mike’s incredible volunteerism and passion to give back are: The Lung Society, Dunn with Cancer, St. John Ambulance and no doubt, many more.  For these and countless more reasons, Mike Evans has been named a 2022 Distinguished Londoner!

Mandi Fields- Distinguished Londoner

Mandi Fields is the sort of Londoner that brings an amazing combination of organizational skills and motivational enthusiasm that make her fellow Londoners want to help her facilitate change. 

One just needs to attend one of the Tampon Tuesday networking sessions to see the magic of Mandi’s reach and support in our community. 

The concept of Tampon Tuesday is a simple one. Mandi identified the need for targeted donation awareness during a tour of the London Food Bank in 2009. The non-food item cupboard was almost empty.  It was a glaring problem, but not an insurmountable one – Mandi knew people in our community want to give, but sometimes what to give and where to give, needs some focus. 

It didn’t take long for Mandi to come up with a solution. Let’s get people together once a month to network, bring a menstrual hygiene product donation, listen to a couple of guest speakers talking about other great organizations and events in our community and give people a way to give back in small ways, on a regular basis.

Getting people to come out to an event once is impactful but motivating them to come out and keep giving month after month is the genius of the Founder and exactly what the Food Bank needed.  Mandi’s dream to bring awareness to this under-donated but always needed item has grown beyond the London City limits to communities across Canada and the United States including Ottawa, Brockville, Pembrook, Kingston, Tillsonburg, Regina, Moosejaw, Toronto, Truro NS, Thunder Bay, Vancouver, California and Chicago.  Mandi was the spark that started the fire thar brought the reality of “period poverty” to the forefront.

Mandi continues to play a significant role in many other campaigns and organizations including the Business Cares Food Drive, Fields to Forks, The London Food Bank, See Me and the Atlohsa Peace Awards. In 2021 she helped launch the Imagine Build Campaign to build accessible and affordable housing in partnership with Oneida Nation of the Thames. Mandi was a member of the JUNO Host Committee in 2019 Co-Chair of the Indigenous Honouring Ceremony and served on the Host Committee of the 2021 Canadian Country Music Awards. 

Mandi’s community activism continues to inspire everyone she meets, she is without a doubt, a Distinguished Londoner.

 Joyce E. Larsh - Distinguished Londoner

For decades, Joyce has been an integral part of London's east end community.  She has served as the operator of a childcare service, as an organizer of seniors' activities, and as a passionate advocate for housing - assisting with community outreach on the Zerrin development in Ward 2 to bring seniors' needs to the developer's attention.  She also participates  as a member of the Argyle Community Association, which she has led as the chairperson since 2019. She has helped organize movie in the park nights, and a seniors' bus trip tour of Christmas light displays, which included a stop at City Hall to enjoy the Christmas lights in Victoria Park.

Joyce has also worked hard to bring new people into the community association from all ages and backgrounds and helped grow the membership, partnered to participate in the East London Optimists Canada Day celebrations, assisted with hosting Family Day free public skating, led Adopt-A-Park clean-ups and helped establish Vimy Ridge Park.

Joyce has also been a leader in promoting community engagement and involvement. She advocated for the community association membership to participate in getinvolved.london.ca surveys to provide community input on east end projects to staff and council. Her leadership has included building bridges of communication with the area schools, parent groups, and other community associations in order to share information on common goals and projects that enrich the east end community. Her dedication to creating a vibrant neighbourhood spans all ages and demographics.

It is for Joyce's decades of service to Londoners young and old, and in participating actively in the community in which they live that makes her a Distinguished Londoner on the Mayor's Honour List.​​​​​

Mary Anne Hodge – The Environment

Mary Anne, as a retired high school teacher, has continued to educate the public by taking action on climate change in a number of ways. As a leader at St. Andrew's United Church she has helped fundraise and encourage green practices at Camp Kee-Mo-Kee as well as in the church infrastructure.

Mary Anne helped spearhead and leads Climate Action London, a local initiative to address climate change concerns. The group connects weekly to stay informed through a weekly newsletter that Mary Anne organizes to share tips, events and climate action opportunities ranging from rallies to tree planting and planting of pollinator gardens to electric cars and other positive steps to reduce our carbon footprint.

Mary Ann has also taken a very active role in her neighbourhood to support sustainable housing design and habitat protection given she lives downtown.

She was a strong member of the City's volunteer Advisory Committee on the Environment and her last legacy to it was moving forward a Climate Emergency Declaration which the City adopted in April 2019.

All of her numerous activities and community commitments have earned Mary Anne a spot on the Mayor's 2022 New Year's Honour List in the category of Environment.

Dorothy Palmer – Heritage

Dorothy is a diligent and innovative advocate for heritage conservation in the city.

She was the principal agent for the installation of the architectural facade remnants of the Marshall Tea Room in the Central Library. Dorothy was one of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario - London Branch's main movers in the initiative for installing historical signs on heritage properties. This has been an unqualified success with over 400 installed, increasing significantly Londoners' appreciation and awareness of their precious architectural heritage.

Dorothy has been a hard-working invaluable board member of the ACO for over 6 years and is, at present, heading a group who are preparing a new publication about our unique 'London Doorways'.

For her advocacy and contributions, Dorothy Parker is being recognized on the Mayor's New Year's Honour List in the category of Heritage.

Robert (Bob) Sexsmith – Housing

For almost sixty years, Bob Sexsmith has worked tirelessly on housing and other community issues in London. His work with labour, Co-operative housing, broader housing issues, environment and poverty issues has been well known in London since 1965.  He has been involved in the founding of multiple co-ops, including, in 1992, the conversion and transformation of one rundown apartment building on Marconi Blvd. that operates as a co-op to this day. Specifically, Bob has served as Director of London & Middlesex Housing Corporation, as board member and executive board secretary of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants, as chair of the London Homeless Coalition and Neighbourhood Legal Services for London & Middlesex. He has also chaired the London Advisory Committee on the Environment.

In 1972, Bob was a founder and one of the first residents of Twin Pines Housing Co-op. He and his wife Marie still occupy a one-bedroom unit there. In 2009, Bob founded Huron Pines, a companion to Twin Pines near Huron and Highbury, with the help of Gethsemane United Church, the London Affordable Housing Foundation, CMHC, the City of London and upper levels of government via the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program.

Bob is a strong advocate for helping seniors age in place in their neighbourhood on Hamilton Road. He also participates in the housing panel of Age Friendly London.

Both a critic and a contributor, Bob is someone who has never let the status quo discourage him from envisioning what could be, and has worked all his adult life to make London a better place to live.

For these reasons, Bob Sexsmith is recognized as a Distinguished Londoner.

Kait Symonds - Safety and Crime Prevention

Kait Symonds is an essential volunteer with Project Hope where she wears many hats – from Group Leader to Organizer to Outreach Worker. Project Hope works with Londoners who are experiencing homelessness and other Londoners in need of support ranging from providing meals and essential supplies to teen moms, low income families and newcomers to Canada. They do their best to fill in the gaps in the social services sector.

Kait continually engages in hands-on work of helping her fellow community members who are underserved and whose safety may be at risk, including handing out blankets and clothing items.  Kait also has a keen focus on harm-reduction and performs first-aid such a dressing wounds on a regular basis.

Expecting nothing in return, she demonstrates courage, tenacity, the drive to do good and being a better human by helping others.  For these reasons, Kait Symonds is being recognized on the Mayor's New Year's Honour List in the category of Safety and Crime Prevention.

Maggie Mac Neil – Sports

Growing up in London, Ontario, Mac Neil's first competitive experience as a swimmer came with the team of the school she first took lessons from. She would later cite the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as the point where she started to take swimming seriously.

She competed for Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School and the London Aquatic Club prior to her acceptance at the University of Michigan. She placed sixth in the 100 m butterfly event trials for Canada's 2016 Olympic team,  represented Canada at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships where she set a meet record to win gold in the 100m butterfly, delivered an incredible swim in her debut at the FINA World Championship in 2019, and was a triple medallist in her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. She had also competed at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacs and 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Maggie competes collegiately for the University of Michigan. In 2019 she was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year after winning four conference titles. At the 2019 NCAA Championships, she finished second in the 100-yard butterfly. Following her sophomore season in 2019-20, she was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Year and the University of Michigan Female Athlete of the Year after winning six titles at the Big Ten Championships. She also earned All-American honours.

Maggie wears glasses and does not have contacts or prescription goggles, therefore she cannot immediately see her results and it took her a few seconds to focus on the Olympics results board to realize she won gold. Cameras focused on her squinting at the results board and she said after that "I was just trying to squint and see where I came. I heard my name getting called so I knew I must have done something good."

For her many contributions to sport, Maggie Mac Neil is a recipient on the 2022 Mayor's New Year's Honour List.

List of past honourees

2021

  • Gerry LaHay (posthumously) – Accessibility
  • Jean Knight - Age Friendly
  • Betty Anne Younker – Arts
  • Mitchell A. Baran (posthumously) – Distinguished Londoner
  • Wayne Dunn – Distinguished Londoner
  • Jim Campbell – Distinguished Londoner
  • Joey Hollingsworth – Distinguished Londoner
  • Mary Alikakos - Diversity
  • Marianne Griffith – Environment
  • Sylvia Chodas – Heritage
  • Dr. Abe Oudshoorn  – Housing
  • Jeremy McCall - Humanitarianism
  • Murray Howard – Sports

2020

  • Gary Doerr – Accessibility
  • Patrick Fleming – Age Friendly
  • Renée Silberman – Arts
  • Don Campbell – Distinguished Londoner
  • Hayden Foulon (Posthumously) – Distinguished Londoner
  • Leroy Hibbert – Distinguished Londoner
  • Brian Hill – Distinguished Londoner
  • Rob McQueen – Environment
  • Arthur McClelland – Heritage
  • Carla Garagozzo – Housing
  • Alexander Kopacz – Sports

2019

  • Rachel Braden and Merel (Facility Dog) - Accessibility
  • Ernest Maiorana - Age Friendly
  • Victoria Carter - Arts
  • Gabor Sass - Environment
  • Steven Liggett - Heritage
  • Melissa Hardy-Trevenna - Housing
  • Jacqueline Thompson - Humanitarianism
  • Mike Lumley - Sports

2018

  • Karen Schuessler Arts
  • Dharshi Lacey Diversity and Race Relations
  • George Sinclair Environment
  • Susan Bentley Heritage
  • Sister Delores Brisson Housing
  • Lina Bowden Humanitarianism
  • Todd Sargeant and Sigmund Bernat Persons with a Disability
  • Émilie Crakondji Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Tom Partalas Sports

2017

  • Dale Yoshida – Arts
  • Mojdeh Cox – Diversity and Race Relations
  • Dr. Joseph Cummins –Environment
  • Sandra Miller – Heritage
  • Susan Grindrod – Housing
  • Andrew Rosser – Humanitarianism
  • Brenda Ryan – Persons with Disabilities
  • Danielle Mooder – Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Therese Quigley – Sports

2016

  • Gary Brown (Environment)
  • Glen Curnoe (Heritage)
  • Charles and Carolyn Innis – Humanitarianism
  • Holly Painter (Arts)
  • Bonnie Quesnel – Persons with Disabilities
  • Paul Seale – Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Jens Stickling (Housing)
  • Reta Van Every (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir – Sports

2015

  • Hilary Bates Neary (Heritage)
  • Alfredo Caxaj (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Roger Khouri (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Michael Lynk (Humanitarianism)
  • Patrick Mahon (The Arts)
  • Corina Morrison (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Bob Porter (Environment)
  • Martha Powell (Housing)
  • Damian Warner (Sports)

2014

  • Barry Fay (Sports)
  • Talia Goldberg (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Rebecca Howse (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • John Nicholson (Arts)
  • Gary Smith (The Environment)
  • Lloyd Stevenson (Housing)
  • Kenneth Wright (Humanitarianism)

2013

  • Meredith Fraser (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Bramwell Gregson (Arts)
  • Bruce Huff (Sports)
  • Suzanne Huot (Humanitarianism)
  • David Nelms (Housing)
  • Joe O’Neil (Heritage)
  • Shane O’Neill (Environment)
  • Lou Rivard (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Carmen Sprovieri (Persons with Disabilities)

2012

  • Maryse Leitch (Arts)
  • Catherine McEwen (Heritage)
  • Josip Mrkoci (Sports)
  • Perpétue Nitunga (Humanitarianism)
  • Greg Playford (Housing)
  • Anne Robertson (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Evelina Silveira (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Maureen Temme (Environment)

2011

  • Sister Joan Atkinson (Housing)
  • Major Archie Cairns (Arts)
  • Bill De Young (Environment)
  • Mike Lindsay (Sports)
  • Marlyn Loft (Heritage)
  • Christina Lord (Humanitarianism)
  • Dr. Gaston N.K. Mabaya (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Marg Rooke (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Cheryl Stewart (Persons with Disabilities)

2010

  • Alison Farough (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Jennifer Grainger (Heritage)
  • Charlene Lazenby (Housing)
  • Kathy Lewis (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Maryanne MacDonald (Environment)
  • Joyce Mitchell (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Darlene Pratt (Arts)
  • Sister Margo Ritchie (Humanitarianism)
  • Ray Takahashi (Sports)

2009

  • Mohamed Al-Adeimi (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Teresa Anglin (Humanitarianism)
  • Diana Anstead (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Margaret Capes (Housing)
  • Mike Circelli (Sports)
  • Nancy Finlayson (Environment)
  • Jeff Preston (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Theresa Regnier (Heritage)
  • Jim Scott (Arts)

2008

  • Henri Boyi (Humanitarianism)
  • Dr. Cathy Chovaz (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Michelle Edwards (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • Stephen Harding (Heritage)
  • Thom McClenaghan (Environment)
  • Todd Sargeant (Sports)
  • Jeffrey Paul Schlemmer (Housing)
  • Dr. Margaret Whitby (Arts)

2007

  • Eleanor Bradley (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Peter Brennan (Arts)
  • Chris Doty (posthumously) (Heritage)
  • Peter Inch (Sports)
  • Sandy Levin (Environment)
  • Raul Llobet (posthumously) (Diversity and Race Relations
  • Susie Matthias (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Glen Pearson and Jane Roy (Humanitarianism)

2006

  • Jane Antoniak (Diversity and Race Relations)
  • John Barron (Arts)
  • Dale and Mark Hunter (Sports)
  • Jim Mahon (Environment)
  • Lorin MacDonald (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Darlene Ritchie (Housing)
  • Clare Robinson (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Sister Teresa Ryan (Humanitarianism)
  • Barry Wells (Heritage)

2005

  • Bernice Brooks (Environment)
  • Eugene DiTrolio (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Genet Hodder (Heritage)
  • Prof. Donald McKellar (Arts)
  • Patrick Murphy (Persons with Disabilities)
  • Barry Parker (Housing)
  • Shanti Radcliffe (Humanitarianism)
  • Jude St. John  (Sports)

2004

  • Alan Cohen (Arts)
  • Ayshi Hassan (Humanitarianism)
  • Dr. Bill Judd (Heritage)
  • Carol Kish (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Rick Odegaard (Housing)
  • Jennifer Smith Ogg (Sports)
  • Cathy Vincent-Linderoos (Physically Challenged)
  • Dave and Winifred Wake (Environment)

2003

  • Ralph Aldrich (Arts)
  • Mary Kerr (Heritage)
  • Michael Lewis (Physically Challenged)
  • Laila Norman (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Elaine Pensa (Humanitarianism)
  • Joseph Rea and the Archangelo Rea Foundation (Environment)
  • Jan Richardson (Housing)
  • Clarke Singer (Sports)

2002

  • Eric Atkinson (Arts)
  • Bill Brock (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Debbie Dawtrey (Physically Challenged)
  • Susan Epstein (Environment)
  • Janet Hunten (Heritage)
  • Gail Irmler (Housing)
  • Carolyn Rundle (Humanitarianism)
  • Darwin Semotiuk (Sports)

2001

  • Douglas Bocking (Heritage Conservation)
  • Connie Cunningham (posthumously) (Housing)
  • Keith Cartwright (Physically Challenged)
  • Art Fidler (Arts)
  • Dan and Mary Lou Smoke (Humanitarianism)
  • Lesley Thompson (Sports)
  • Gosse VanOosten (Environment)
  • Audrey Warner (Safety and Crime Prevention)

2000

  • Lottie Brown (Heritage Conservation)
  • Hume Cronyn (Arts)
  • Paul Duerden (Sports)
  • John Falls (posthumously) (Physically Challenged)
  • Gwen Barton Jenkins (posthumously) (Humanitarianism)
  • Judy Potter (Housing)
  • Paul van der Werf (Environment)

1999

  • Dan Brock (Heritage Conservation)
  • Tom Crerar (Environment)
  • John Davidson (Physically Challenged)
  • O. Veronica Dryden (posthumously) (Humanitarianism)
  • Michael Edward Howe (Housing)
  • Phil Murphy (Arts)
  • Shelly Siskind (Safety and Crime Prevention)

1998

  • Paterson Ewen (Arts)
  • Tim Dupee (posthumously) (Physically Challenged)
  • Sargon Gabriel (Humanitarianism)
  • Mary Huffman (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Ann McKillop (Heritage Conservation)
  • Henry and Maria Stam (Environment)

1997

  • Karen Burch (Environment)
  • Gretta Grant (Humanitarianism)
  • Marion Obeda (Safety and Crime Prevention)
  • Kim Pratt (Architectural Conservation)
  • Cesar Santander (Arts)
  • W. (Bill) Willcock (Housing)

1996

  • Robert Baumbach and the Dixie Flyers (Arts)
  • Jess Davidson (Physically Challenged)
  • Rosemary Dickinson (Environment)
  • Gertrude Roes (Safety)
  • Mowbray Sifton (Housing)
  • Nancy Zwart Tausky (Architectural Conservation)

1995

  • Ruth Drake (Architectural Conservation)
  • Martha Henry (Arts)
  • Jeff Henderson (Environment)
  • Sandra McNee (Housing)
  • Ron Newnes (Crime Prevention)
  • Tanys Quesnel (Physically Challenged)
  • Bill Woolford (Safety)

1994

  • Michael Baker (Architectural Conservation)
  • Caroline Bolter (Environment)
  • Richard Izzard (Crime Prevention)
  • David Kirk (Safety)
  • John Moran (Physically Disabled)
  • John Schunk (Housing)
  • Katharine Smith (Arts)

1993

  • Alan Benninger (Housing)
  • William Fyfe (Environment)
  • Wil Harlock (Architectural Conservation)
  • David Long (Housing)
  • Margaret MacGee (Safety)
  • Nancy McNee (Arts)
  • Craig Stainton (Housing)
  • Peter Valiquet (Crime Prevention)
  • Shirley Van Hoof (Physically Disabled)

1992

  • Kenneth Bovey (Environment)
  • Susan Eagle (Housing)
  • George Mottram (Safety)
  • Laverne Shipley (Crime Prevention)
  • Richard Verrette (Arts)
  • Debbie Willows (Physically Challenged)

1991

  • Paul Ball (Crime Prevention)
  • Ian Chappell (Crime Prevention)
  • Silvia Clarke (Architectural Conservation
  • Norman Davis (Crime Prevention)
  • Norma Dinniwell (Arts)
  • Jay Mayos (Environment)
  • Marilyn Neufeld (Physically Challenged)
  • Margaret Sharpe (Crime Prevention)
  • Glen Sifton (Safety)

1990

  • Julia Beck (Architectural Conservation)
  • Ruth Clarke (Safety)
  • Sam Katz (Environment)
  • Helena Kline (Crime Prevention)
  • Nellie Porter (Housing)
  • Nancy Skinner (Physically Disabled)
  • Maurice Stubbs (Arts)

1989

  • Mervin Carter (Safety)
  • Robert Loveless (Physically Challenged)
  • Gordon Jorgenson (Crime Prevention)
  • Orlo Miller (Architectural Conservation)
  • Nancy Postian (Arts)
  • Thomas Purdy (Environment)

1988 (Arts)

  • Maurice A. Coghlin
  • Arthur Ender
  • Bernice Harper
  • Ian Turnbull

1987 (Arts)

  • Caroline L. Conron
  • Stephen Joy
  • Gerald Fagan
  • Millard P. McBain

1986 (Arts)

  • Sasha McInnis Hayman
  • Gregory R. Curnoe
  • Thomas J. Hannigan

1985 (Arts)

  • Nancy Poole
  • Paddy Gunn O’Brien
  • Thomas F. Siess

1984 (Arts)

  • Minnette Church
  • Betty Duffield

1983 (Arts)

  • Robert L. (Bob) Turnbull
  • Frank L. Hallett
  • Kathleen M. Hallett
  • Ivor Brake
  • Phyllis J. Brake
  • Carol Johnston
  • Thomas F. Lawson

1982 (Arts)

  • Wesanne McKellar
  • Edward R. Procunier
  • J. Allyn Taylor

1981 (Arts)

  • Herbert J. Ariss
  • Dorothy Carter
  • Noreen DeShane
  • John H. Moore
  • S. Elizabeth Moore

1980 (Arts)

  • Jane E. Bigelow
  • Barbara Ivey
  • Richard M. Ivey
  • Beryl Ivey

1979 (Arts)

  • Paul Eck
  • Edward Escaf
  • Clifford Evans
  • Arnim Walter

1978 (Arts)

  • Robin Dearing
  • Donald Fleckser
  • Angela Labatt
  • Dorothy Scuton
  • Pegi Walden

1977 (Arts)

  • Martin Boundy
  • A. Elizabeth Murray
  • James Reaney
  • Margaret Skinner
  • Earle Terry

1976 (Arts)

  • Catharine Kezia Brickenden
  • Lenore Crawford
  • Heinar Piller
  • Ray Sealey
  • Bruce Sharpe
  • Ruth Sharpe

 

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