City of Niagara Falls Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to the Community

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This news item was posted on 12/3/2020 3:14:00 PM and is an archived post

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - One hundred local volunteers, charitable groups, and corporate sponsors will be officially recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community at the City of Niagara Falls’ 40th Annual Volunteer Recognition virtual event on Saturday, Dec 5 at 7 p.m.
 
The pre-taped awards ceremony will be available on the City’s website and Facebook page Saturday, December 5th at 7 p.m. along with the complete list of recipients and more information about each of the awards. To learn more and watch, visit niagarafalls.ca/volunteerawards.
 
Each year, the City invites nominations for seven special individual awards and asks local community organizations to nominate one individual volunteer and one corporate sponsor. This year, 23 individuals and 13 corporate sponsors have been recognized for their outstanding contributions. This year's theme is #BuildCommunityStrong.
 
The Mayor’s Office has also recognized contributions made by Niagara Falls residents, businesses and charitable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic and has issued more than 60 BeNF Awards this year.

Special Awards Recipients:
  • Barbara Frum Award - Karen Stearne
  • Civic Pride Award - Wally Friesman
  • Doug Austin Award - Geoff Allen
  • Environment Award - Land Care Niagara  
  • George MacPhail Award - Deborah Toth
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year Award - Tony Zammit         
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year Award - Waheebah Ahmed

Individual Volunteer Award Recipients:

  • Connie Currado
  • Gary Dell
  • Sydney DiTomasso
  • Mark Federinko
  • Dale Fleckney
  • Ed Fortier
  • Ken Hunter
  • Steven Ingram
  • Bobbie Johnston
  • Dr. Bill Leskiw
  • Karla Machell
  • D'Arcy McHayle
  • Dianne Munro
  • Michael Natale
  • Kerrie Palumbi
  • Harry & Kathy Plas
  • Melanie Potapczyk
  • Paolo Sirianni
  • Tara Thorne
  • Mike Strange
  • Victor Pietrangelo
  • Perry Wong

Corporate Sponsor Award Recipients:

  • DeVries Fruit Farm    
  • Endura Construction Ltd.       
  • FirstOntario Credit Union       
  • Little Caesar's
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.          
  • Niagara Recycling
  • Northern Tributes Radio .ca   
  • Rose Hill Lane Inc.    
  • Subway Victoria Avenue       
  • The Artista Design & Print Company
  • Yarnspirations
  • Zehrs


BeNF Award Recipients
Sponsored by the Office of the Mayor

  • Aneta Fleming
  • Anisha O’Brien
  • Arpana Nautiyal
  • Brenda Cottage
  • Carey Benvenuti
  • Carey Campbell
  • Carolyn Askeland
  • Christina Vasquez-Young
  • Christine Watling
  • Dan McRae
  • Dave Beaton
  • Dave Handley
  • David Rotella
  • Debbie Hardy
  • Eli Sahs
  • Evan Canestraro
  • Falynn Shaw
  • Farkhanda Khan
  • Gary Dell
  • Hand to Hand Thrift
  • Heather Reid
  • James McDowell
  • Jamie Callum
  • Janet Zylstra
  • Joan Bailey
  • JoAnne Caldwell
  • Joanne McRae
  • John Rootes
  • John Stamp
  • Kaitlyn Wurster
  • Kathy Doherty
  • Kelli Bosco
  • Kelly Laslo
  • Kristy Korten
  • Lianne Sahs
  • Lisa Hickey
  • Lorraine Kaija
  • Mariam Parker
  • Mark Askeland
  • Melissa Mallett
  • Milana Abbruscato
  • Nicholas Plati
  • Nicole Friesman
  • Rachael Hatton
  • Reggie Ark Angel
  • Rick Stokes
  • Robertson Bourne
  • Rocco Quaranta
  • Rodale Dwyer
  • Ron Wilson
  • Rosanne Hamel
  • Silia Stapleton
  • Supporting Hands across Niagara
  • Susan Brennand
  • The Soup Kitchen
  • Tiffany Lynn
  • Tina Bellamy
  • Tony Zammit
  • Trevor Sahs
  • Virginia Ladeda
  • Wally Alfred Friesman

For more information, contact:

Beth Angle, Community Development Coordinator
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
905-356-7521 ext 3336
[email protected] 

Carey Campbell, Executive Officer
Office of the Mayor
905-356-7521 ext 4206
[email protected] 

Posted on: 12/3/2020 3:14 PM - Category: Media Releases