Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

2019 Community Recognition Awards

Ann Bigelow - London West Low-Income Tax Clinic

Ann is an educator who believes that students learn best when they are engaged in their learning and can see the value of their work. With assistance from her Western University Accounting students, Ann helps ease the burden for low-income individuals and families in London West by preparing their tax returns.

Randy Brewe - Optimist Club of Oakridge Acres

Randy has dedicated over 30 years to volunteerism as a coach and through his involvement with Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph’s Health Care and the London Jet Museum. During his 24 years on the board of the Oakridge Optimist Club, he has served in many roles – from Treasurer to chief barbequer – and is always ready to help.

Sandra Collier - Kiwanis Club of Middlesex

Sandra is an exceptional Kiwanis volunteer, as a member for 18 years. A natural leader, Sandra was the first female member and president of Middlesex Kiwanis. She also volunteers for the London Health Sciences Centre auxiliary. Sandra always makes sure that other volunteers are taken care of.

Krista Davidson - Scouts Canada London Area

Krista is the Deputy Area Commissioner for Training and Development for Scouts. She gives more than 110% in everything she takes on, with a great sense of humour. She always makes herself available to help and give guidance to the London Area Scouters, organizing workshops to help better equip other leaders.

Rebecca Ellis - London Environmental Network

Becky is a passionate city-builder, using her expertise in urban beekeeping and permaculture to help Londoners address food security and environmental degradation. Outside of academic work, she is a permaculture educator, urban gardener, and cycling advocate.

Mary Margaret Farrow - Amabile Choirs of London

Mary Margaret is a retired music teacher who has continued to give back to the community through her love of music. She has volunteered with Amabile for 34 years. She has served as board member, archivist, librarian, choir manager, and fund developer, bringing the magic of music to audiences and touching the lives of thousands of singers.

Pamela Harbottle - Hyde Park BIA

Pam is the kind of volunteer who is willing to go above and beyond. Pam is a great leader, contributing to every community event. As former President of the District Lions Club and current Zone 4 Chair, she has built a new partnership between the Hyde Park BIA and Lions Club. Her experience has helped her build bridges between multiple organizations.

Brian Hill - N'Amerind

Brian has been an active volunteer with N’Amerind for over 30 years and is currently President of the Friendship Centre Board. Brian’s outstanding contributions to the community include his work with London Police Services and his involvement with National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Wortley Village Green.

Louise Hollingsworth - Women's Events Committee

Louise has two passions: people and water. She has actively participated for many years with Women Our Votes Count and Women and Politics, and is an advocate for source water protection on the city of London’s Agriculture Advisory Committee. Louise’s infectious spirit always brings community together.

Eleanor Huber - Old South Community Organization

Eleanor was the original founder of Gathering on the Green, one of London’s biggest community festivals now celebrating its 37th year. She was also the inspiration behind the charming Christmas Market on the Green in December. In addition to her OSCO activities, Eleanor volunteers with the Garden Club and Metropolitan Church’s Meals Program.

Jug Manocha - Rotary Club of South London A busy professional engineer, Jug is also a dedicated Rotary Club volunteer and past-president. Jug’s keen eye as a photographer is valued by the many organizations he serves, including the London Multicultural Community Association. One of his proudest volunteer accomplishments is the opening of the Forest City Velodrome.

Jeremy McCall - Dad Club of London

Jeremy has dedicated his time to create a community for dads to be engaged in the lives of their children. In 2018, Jeremy helped the club achieve the remarkable milestone of $100,000 raised for local organizations, including the London Abused Women’s Centre and George Bray Sports Association.

Mary Metcalfe - Kinette Club

Mary is an outstanding volunteer and member of the Kinette Club of London, currently holding the position of Vice President. Mary has volunteered with the London Food Bank, baked for Ronald McDonald House, and helped at the Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush and Community Living London.

Roberta Nielsen - Girl Guides of Ontario Community 4

Birdie has been an adult member of Girl Guides for 21 years. Birdie leads and mentors young women through a Pathfinder and Ranger unit. Her positive attitude, her commitment, and her love of guiding shows what guiding can do for girls as they transition into adulthood.

Donald Clayton Thomas - Byron Community Organization

Don has volunteered for the Terry Fox Run for 20 years. His vision led to the memorial for Terry Fox in Greenway Park. He is also an active leader and role model for young people through his love for community hockey. Don volunteers with Huff N Puff, the Junior Knights, Backus Page House, and Southeast Hockey.