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Friday, October 2, 2015

Older Adults

National Seniors Day

October 1, 2015 is National Seniors Day. It is an 
occasion for people in Ottawa and across Canada 
to join together as a nation to honour and celebrate 
this country's seniors.The City of Ottawa is proud
 to pay tribute to seniors on this day, and thank
them for the valuable contributions they have made, 
and continue to make, in our families, workplaces,
and communities. 

Seniors Making a Difference

Ontario Senior of the Year

On September 9, 2015, the City of Ottawa presented the
Ontario Senior of the Year Award to Ernie Hughes
recognizing his outstanding contributions after 
age 65 to the social, cultural and civic life of his community.

Mr. Hughes served 27 years with Canadian Armed Forces
Primary Reserve and had a 35-year career with Correctional
 Service Canada. He has been an active Legion member
for 45 years, and now serves as president of the 
Barrhaven branch, which he was also a founding member.
His extensive military and public service experience has 
been valuable with the many committees that he has 
chaired over the years – including his tireless efforts
 in the organizing the annual Remembrance Day 
parade and cenotaph service.

In fall of 2013, Mr. Hughes was an instrumental force 
in leading other veterans from Barrhaven and Manotick 
in rallying both public and political support for renaming 
the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge, the Vimy Memorial
 Bridge. Mr. Hughes experience and dedication made 
his dream a reality, when the bridge was officially 
named to commemorate the World War I Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Mayor's City Builder Award

Long-time resident of Osgoode, Stuart Holmes
recently received the Mayor's City Builder Award 
in recognition of his 40 years of community 
leadership and volunteer work. After retiring in 
1986 from his 40 years career as a teacher and 
principal, Mr. Stuart devoted even more time to 
volunteering – coaching kids and adult sports and 
working on volunteer committees for community 
services, such as recreation, long-term care, 
public education and non-profit housing.

Eighty-eight-year-old Marie McIntosh was 
also a recent Mayor's City Builder Award 
recipient. Over the past 15 years, Marie has 
 association, where she also lives. Her energy 
and enthusiasm has helped lead to the 
development of various social events and 
activities, including bingo, exercise classes, 
dinner-dances and fundraisers.