Individuals Honoured with Awards for Community Service

Twenty-eight individuals were honoured today by the City of Fredericton for their services to the community. These honoured recipients have spent countless hours serving others in the community in many ways, including welcoming newcomers, supporting the Legion, helping low-income and vulnerable citizens, and promoting participation in sport, recreation, and artistic activities.

The individuals were recognized during the Community Awards ceremony at City Hall Council Chamber, during which the Unsung Hero Awards and Intercultural Awards were presented.

“These individuals have gone above and beyond to make Fredericton a more compassionate and welcoming place, with no expectation of reward or recognition,” said Coun. Steven Hicks, Chair of Community Services Committee. “We are proud to honour them today.”

Intercultural Awards were presented to Roland Moreno and Lisa Bamford De Gante. Unsung Hero Community Awards were presented to Tracy Glynn, John O’Toole, Judy Lavigne, Peter Slipp, Jenn Wambolt, Tammy Coughlan, Joanne Gibson, Mary Dayton, Jean Kerton, Phyllis Reynolds, Stephanie Francis, and 15 volunteers with more than 25 years of service with Meals on Wheels, which include Susan Breen, Shirley MacLeod, Janet Matheson, Kelly Kelly, Judy Coates, Mary Davis, Ron Chapman, Valerie Delong, Vernon Boyer, Florence Bartlett, Charlotte Magasi, Sharan Ayer, Jean Hayden, Chris Macdonald, and Lois Paterson.

The Unsung Hero Awards acknowledge individuals who go above and beyond to help build and shape their community. This includes helping bolster the work of social groups and organizations that offer recreational, cultural, or charitable services to the community. 

The Intercultural Awards recognize individuals, groups or businesses that have demonstrated a sustained commitment and effort to enhance Fredericton’s cultural-diversity and inclusiveness. This includes promoting cultural diversity and awareness, building skills and knowledge of newcomers to allow them to participate fully in our community, and encouraging involvement of newcomers in sports, the arts, and other community programs to create a sense of belonging.