Burlington’s Best nominees announced by the city; gala event May 15th at convention centre.

News 100 redBy Staff

April 17, 2014


The City of Burlington announced the nominees for the 2014 Burlington’s Best Awards.  The winners will be announced at a city gala event May 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Dr., for the awards.

“Each Burlington’s Best nominee helps make Burlington a better place for all of us,” said Keith Strong, past Citizen of the Year winner and long-time member of the awards committee. “We’re pleased with the buzz building around Burlington’s Best awards. With an impressive group of nominees and an exciting ceremony ahead of us, this year’s awards promise to help raise awareness of the importance of volunteering in the community.”

Tickets to this event are $35 per person, and a table of 10 is $280. The event includes a light buffet and cocktail reception. Tickets are available from the clerks department at City Hall, 426 Brant St., by contacting Roxanne Gosse at 905-335-7600, ext. 7855 or by emailing roxanne.gosse@burlington.ca.

Citizen of the Year

Bev Jacobs, Judy Gerdes, Denise Davy, Jean Longfield and Beth Hudson.

Senior Person of the Year

Michael Hourigan, Maggie Wheeler, Arnold Koopman and Thelma McGillivray. 

 Junior Citizen of the Year

Chad Buisman, Connor Fraser, Curtis Kelly, Connor Withers, Justin McNerny and Gabriella Paniccia

 Arts Person of the Year

Selina Jane Eckersall, Chris Giroux, Tomy Bewick and Jonathon Filipovic.

Heritage Person of the Year

Les Armstrong

Community Service Award

John Ives,  Tomy Bewick, Wellington Square Outreach Team, Les Armstrong, Gordon Cameron, Trent Schwartz and Beth Hudson

Environmental Award: Paul Toffoletti and Ken Woodruff.

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