In addition to Canada’s 150th birthday this past weekend, a group of Oakville residents were celebrated for their contributions to the community and country.
Recipients of the Canada Sesquicentennial Award were named and presented by Oakville MP John Oliver at the Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park on Saturday, July 1 as part of the Canada Day and Canada 150 celebrations.
The awards were created to acknowledge and thank those who, through their actions, promoted inclusivity and celebrated diversity, worked to improve the environment and/or who championed justice, equality and democratic stewardship.
As well, they were honoured for making contributions that have, or are currently, making Oakville and Canada a happier, healthier and stronger place to live.
The winners, 21 in total, received a sesquicentennial pin, a special keepsake that combines the emblem created for the commemoration of Canada’s birthday with a small piece of history from the Parliament building — the original copper that covered the roofs (centre block) from 1918 to 1996.
June Cockwell is a founding member and co-chair of the Halton Poverty Roundtable.
She is considered a dream volunteer and is a team player and also works with HIPPY Oakville, in addition to serving on boards and committees of numerous local organizations.
Read the rest of The Oakville Beaver article here.