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UPDATE: Council activists recipients of awards

Roy Brady, recipient of the 2010 Scholfield Award of Community Distinction

Roy Brady, recipient of the 2010 Scholfield Award of Community Distinction

This past week Council of Canadians chapter activists have been recognized for their contributions to social justice in their communities.

The Toronto chapter has won the North American Native Plant Society’s 2010 Paul McGaw Memorial Conservation Award “in recognition of holding the 2010 Water Forum and engaging in a very active local water campaign to raise awareness about the conservation of this precious resource.”

The award “honours individuals and/or organizations who demonstrate significant contributions to the conservation, protection or restoration of the natural heritage/native flora of North America…”

The Toronto chapter will accept the award at a ceremony in Markham on October 2.

And Peterborough-Kawarthas chapter activist Roy Brady has been awarded the 2010 Scholfield Award of Community Distinction.

The Peterborough Examiner reports today that, “Community activist Roy Brady, chairman of the Peterborough Health Coalition, was awarded with the 2010 Scholfield Award of Community Distinction, given each year to someone who makes a significant contribution to a community need or issue. The United Way board described Brady as a ‘natural leader who has brought an unwavering commitment to social justice for the marginalized in this community.’ Brady was visibly humbled by the recognition. ‘This nomination was quite a surprise,’ he said. ‘I have always been a Peterborough boy. Activism got a hold of me. It’s just a great place to serve and there is a lot of people that need help.'”

In his presentation of the award, the moderator acknowledged Roy’s leadership of the local chapter and his activism in support of the human right to water.

Congratulations to Tracy Frohlick, Tara Seucharan, members of the Toronto chapter, and Roy Brady for these well-deserved awards.

The Peterborough Examiner report can be read at http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2749052.