Ward 5 Civic Heroes Awarded
Vaughan Council presented the City’s Civic Hero Award to residents Linda Orriell and Marilyn Braude on November 27th. Ms. Orriell and Ms. Braude were recognized for their commitment to their community and their volunteerism. “Linda and Marilyn are model community volunteers whose actions are inspirational and set an example for others to follow,” said Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua. The City of Vaughan’s Civic Hero Award recognizes residents who have taken extraordinary steps to care for their community. The awards have been presented annually since 2005 to a resident from each of the City’s five local wards for outstanding achievement and individual contribution to Vaughan. Nominating residents for Council approval is the responsibility of the ward Councillors. Ms. Orriell and Ms. Braude were nominated by Ward 5 Councillor Alan Shefman. Both women are founding directors and officers of the Gallanough Resource Centre. After the City of Vaughan Library Board decided to close the Gallanough Library for budgetary reasons, a group of local residents stepped forward with a plan to maintain the small facility on Brooke Avenue in Thornhill.
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