Posted by Sudbury Northern Life
Well-known Sudbury citizens James Grassby and Ray Kinoshameg of Sudbury will be among 20 groups and individuals receiving awards for volunteerism at the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony on April 24.
The awards recognize exceptional leadership, innovation and creativity, and significant impact in communities and the province.
Grassby is being recognized for his decades of volunteer service to hospitals, theatre groups and Laurentian University, and for helping raise over $20 million for civic, charitable and non-profit organizations.
Kinoshameg has had a profound impact on First Nations issues
and organizations including the Key North training centre,
Better Beginnings Better Futures prevention program and
N'Swakamok Alternative School.
The ceremony will be held at the St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations. June Callwood was a Canadian journalist, author and social activist, especially on issues affecting children and women.
"These 20 recipients demonstrate the commitment to creating a better world that June Callwood exemplified," said Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
For more information about the awards, phone Coralie D'Souza at the Minister's Office, (416) 325-6204, or visit the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration website, www.citizenship.gov.on.ca .