Gravenhurst Names Senior Of The Year
Gravenhurst resident and ambassador for historical preservation, Hank Smith has received the 2019 Ontario Senior of the Year Award in Gravenhurst. Mayor Paul Kelly and Members of Council presented Hank with the distinguished honour during Gravenhurst Council on Tuesday.
Mayor Paul Kelly says that “Heritage Hank” as he is known by his peers, is a perfect example of the incredible contributions that seniors continue to make in Gravenhurst,” he said.
A retired Principal from the educational system in Muskoka, Hank has been instrumental in the creation of the Gravenhurst Municipal Heritage Committee, he is also a member and volunteer with the Muskoka Steamship and Historical Society, and a Rotary Club of Gravenhurst member.
The Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one outstanding local Ontarian who after the age of 65 has enriched the social, cultural or civic life of his or her community.