MP Leona Alleslev recognizes outstanding citizens with the Canada 150 Citizenship Awards
In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Leona Alleslev, Member of Parliament for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill awarded fourteen residents from the riding with a special Canada 150 Citizenship Award. The award, an initiative led in partnership with Heritage Canada, recognizes residents who have made important contributions to the advancement of the local community and to Canada.
The recipients, ages ranging from 13 years old to 100 years old, were recognized within three categories – Discovery and Innovation, Reflection of Canadian Values, and Thought Leadership. Each recipient has exemplified outstanding leadership within their category through innovative research and invention, dedication to upholding the Canadian values of diversity, inclusion and compassion in the community, or furthering the intellectual capital of Canada.
In partnership with Heritage Canada, MP Alleslev awarded winners with a certificate of achievement and with special commemorative Canada 150 pins made from the original copper which covered the roofs of Canada’s Parliament Buildings from 1918 to 1996.
“The celebration of Canada 150 is a time to strengthen our connection with our country, with our community and with each other. The award recipients have exemplified outstanding dedication to the advancement of not only our community, but also our country. I was honoured to be able to recognize the achievements of our recipients and highlight their accomplishments in our community. The Canada 150 Citizenship Award winners have committed themselves to a bold vision of what our country can become for the next 150 years.” -- Leona Alleslev, Member of Parliament for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill