Alvinston Proud: Community group honoured with Provincial award
The Alvinston Community Group has won the prestigious June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteerism.
The group travelled to Toronto Apr. 26 to accept the award from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.
This award is presented annually to up to 20 individuals and groups from across Ontario. Recipients are recognized for “superlative volunteer contributions to their communities and to the Province of Ontario”.
The Alvinston Community Group is a grassroots organization of ordinary citizens. They formed in 2007 to help make their community a better and stronger place to live. Since that time, they have implemented a town-wide annual “spruce-up” campaign, worked with individuals and groups to build a skateboard park for kids, created a park setting downtown with a gazebo, benches, games table, swings, etc. on a former vacant lot.
The delegation travelling to Toronto to accept the award from Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration – Michael Coteau, included Alvinston Community Group President – Helen Lomax and Brooke-Alvinston Mayor – Don McGugan.