Gravenhurst Community Spirit Awards highlight notability and significance of community involvement

Town of Gravenhurst

GRAVENHURST - The 2019 Community Spirit Awards were awarded this evening at the Gravenhurst Opera House honouring individuals and groups who have shown outstanding volunteerism and or achievement, with recipients nominated by members of the community and their peers.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this awards ceremony, it gives us all the chance to personally thank and congratulate the many outstanding members of our community for everything they do. This is what makes us Gravenhurst proud,” said Mayor Paul Kelly.

“We have so many great people, doing great things for our community and this is a night to applaud their efforts,” he added.

The evening featured Community Spirit Awards Committee Chair Gord Durnan as the Master of Ceremonies, who called the evening a ‘big hug for Gravenhurst’, musical interludes by pianist Abby Liang entertained the large crowd on hand and a social reception followed the ceremony.

The Gravenhurst Community Spirit Awards committee is responsible for the development, coordination and hosting of the Community Spirit Awards celebrations every two years outside of a municipal election year with a goal to promote a sense of pride within the community.

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In closing Mayor Kelly asked the audience to think of others and pay it forward. “There are many unsung heroes in our community. Thank you for all you have done to make Gravenhurst the best it can possibly be,” he said.

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