City Announces First Heart of Gold Civic Award Recipients 
The City of Timmins is honouring three exceptional community volunteers with the first Heart of Gold Civic Awards, a new recognition program that celebrates individuals and groups for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the community.

The recipients awarded at Tuesday night’s council meeting are:

Ron and Lucille Moisan (Volunteer and Community Service) – Ron and Lucille Moisan were nominated for their over 20 years of volunteer service to the South Porcupine Food Bank, and for their work on the Bannerman Park Porcupine Restoration Committee. They are credited with being a “community-minded couple” who are well-known for helping anyone in need for over 60 years.

In 2003, recognizing that Bannerman Park was underused and could use some rehabilitation, Ron and Lucille formed a committee of residents who wished to assist with restoration of the park. Through their leadership, a park design was approved and reconstruction of the gardens, lighting, pathways, and gazebo was completed over several years. Efforts included significant fundraising for the upgrades and on-going maintenance of the park. Bannerman Park is now a popular space for weddings, picnics, and summer concerts on the shores of Porcupine Lake.

Cameron Grant (Volunteer and Community Service) – Cameron Grant was nominated by the 2022-2023 Board of Directors for Mount Jamieson Resort for his outstanding contributions to the organization. He is commended for his work on rebranding the snow resort, rebuilding its reputation as a pillar of sports and community excellence, and helping to create a viable and sustainable recreation facility for Timmins and area.

Through Grant’s stewardship as a member of the Board of Directors, he is credited with creating a space that celebrates innovation, supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, and remains accessible to residents in Timmins and the region.

“We at Mount Jamieson cannot stress enough our appreciation and recognition of his tireless hours of commitment, dedication, expertise, and experience, as well as his love and passion for the sport [of skiing] … and to ensure that the appropriate mechanisms are in place to secure [the resort’s] longevity and success well into the future.” ~ Mount Jamieson Board of Directors 2022-23

Recipients of the Heart of Gold Recognition Program are recognized once a month during a regular meeting of council. Residents are encouraged to nominate someone they know who has made a positive impact on the community or achieved outstanding accomplishment in the following categories:
• Volunteer and Community Service
• Youth Community and Civic Engagement
• Achievement in Sports
• Achievement in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)

For the nomination form and program eligibility, visit:
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 2/6/2024 at 6:37 PM  

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