For Immediate Release
MP Fragiskatos Announces the 3rd Annual London North Centre Honour Roll
Friday, September 6, 2019 – London, Ontario
Paying tribute to the significant contributions that Londoners make to unite, connect and improve the neighbourhoods in which we live is essential. A community’s success is always rooted in the efforts and generosity of its citizens.
Today, Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, announced the next set of local community champions who will comprise the 3rd edition of the London North Centre Honour Roll. The following individuals are being recognized as the next class of recipients to receive this local award:
Theresa Carriere, Founder, ONERUN
Monica and Shayne Hodgson, Founders, Big Bike Giveaway
Abe Oudshoorn, Chair, London Homeless Coalition, Assistant Professor Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Jacquie Thompson, Founder and Executive Director, LIFE*SPIN
Roderick (Rod) Singh, President, Westminster College Foundation, Community Volunteer
Sandy Levin, Chair, Upper Thames Conversation Authority, President, Lower Medway Valley Ratepayers Group & Former City of London Councillor
Silence Genti, Community Advocate and Volunteer
Sister Maria van Leeuwen, Sister’s of St. Joseph, Refugee Advocate
Alfredo Caxaj, Founder, SUNFEST
Muntdr (Mony) Madlol, Youth Volunteer, Boys and Girls Club, CCLC, Childreach, Youth in Philanthropy
Kathy Smith, Advocate for London’s Senior Community
Mahin Ghasemiyani, Community Advocate, Cross Culutural Lerner Centre, ANOVA, Canadian Mental Health Association, The London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership and Thames Valley Family Services
Jeff Preston, Advocate for People with Disabilities, Assistant Professor in Disability Studies at King’s University College
Chuck Lazenby, Executive Director, Unity Project
Mandi Fields, Founder, Tampon Tuesday
Andrew Rosser, President, Pride London, Community Champion
Jim MacKinnon, Ambassador Award – Former Business Manager LiUNA 1059, Community Builder, Community Volunteer.
Greta Fleet, Youth Ambassador Award – 10-Year-Old Londoner – Promoting Indigenous reconciliation.
Sifton Properties, Corporate Icon Award
The London North Centre Honour Roll is an initiative launched by MP Fragiskatos back in March 2017 with the objective to identify individuals whose actions inspire us all to build a stronger, more supportive and inclusive community. For the third consecutive year the response from Londoners to the call for nominations was overwhelming. The volunteer selection committee completed a comprehensive review of all nominations received in the spring.
“Over the past three years it has been my distinct privilege to honour nearly 50 Londoners who have gone above and beyond in our community. The generosity and kindness of Londoners often goes unnoticed and underappreciated; therefore, the aim of this honour roll is to continue ensuring those working tirelessly to improve the lives of others are recognized. I would like to personally thank each award winner for putting the interests of fellow citizens first and striving to make London North Centre a better place to live.”
– Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament, London North Centre
- The London North Centre Honour Roll is an annual initiative launched by Peter Fragiskatos (M.P., London North Centre) in early 2017 to highlight individuals and groups whose selfless actions inspire us all to build a strong, supportive and inclusive community.
- In Spring 2019, nominations were received from the public for individuals who either work, live, volunteer or make significant contributions to the community of London North Centre.
- Nominations were reviewed by a volunteer selection committee who provided a list of suggested nominees to MP Fragiskatos for final determination.
- The previous London North Centre Honour Roll classes were announced in July 2017 and September 2018.