Gravenhurst Recognizes Outstanding Volunteerism

Posted: 2019-11-08 07:48:53 By: hbr

The 2019 Community Spirit Awards were awarded last night at the Gravenhurst Opera House honouring individuals and groups who have shown outstanding volunteerism and or achievement, with recipients nominated by members of the community and their peers.

Mayor Paul Kelly says “We have so many great people, doing great things for our community and this is a night to applaud their efforts,” he said.

The evening dubbed the ‘big hug for Gravenhurst’, included musical interludes by pianist Abby Liang and was followed by a social reception after the ceremony.

The Gravenhurst Community Spirit Awards committee is responsible for the development, coordination and hosting of the Community Spirit Awards celebrations every two years outside of a municipal election year with a goal to promote a sense of pride within the community. 

Mayor Kelly asked the audience to think of others and pay it forward. “There are many unsung heroes in our community. Thank you for all you have done to make Gravenhurst the best it can possibly be,” he said.

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