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Community applauds outstanding citizens

Churchill Community Builder Picture

Churchill Public School Students won Young Leader award.


When you create a sense of community, amazing things happen. The 14th Annual Community Builders Awards of Excellence (CBA’s) Gala recognized the outstanding contributions of exceptional individuals and groups in nine categories tonight at the Caruso Club. The sold-out event was hosted by Northern Life publisher Abbas Homayed.


“Community Builders are people who are relentless in pursuit of their passion to make the City of Greater Sudbury a truly great place to live. They motivate action and activate positive change.” said Homayed. “Their vision, creativity, spirit and hard work are the driving force behind our mission to pay tribute to those who create a legacy of opportunity for the city.”


Michael Atkins, president of Northern Life, said, “Tonight we celebrate groups and individuals who are making an extraordinary difference. They are great people doing great things; building our community day by day, brick by brick and good deed by good deed. We are so proud to experience the true greatness of Greater Sudbury through the Community Builders Awards of Excellence.”


Award Recipients:

Hall of Fame –  Lily Fielding and the Fielding Family

Arts – We Live Up Here

Economic Development – Sudbury Credit Union

Education – Jan and David Buley

Environment – Eat Local Sudbury Co-Operative

Health Care – Dr. Denis Roy

Sports and Recreation – Giuseppe Politi

Young Leader – Churchill Public School

Legacy Award – the late Edgar Burton


Thank you to our Sponsors:

Presented by: Northern Life

Platinum Sponsor: Eastlink and Huntington University

Award Sponsors: Joy Global, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, College Boreal, Fisher Wavy, Ashley Homestore, Dynamic Insurance Brokers, Rainbow District School Board, Vale

Event Sponsors: Fortin Foundation, Benefit Partners, Pioneer Construction, Rewind 103.9

Partners and Media Sponsors: Northern Ontario Business, and Sudbury Living Magazine Group


Thank you to this year’s judges:

Michelle Cloutier, Associate Investment Advisor and Financial Planner, RBC; Jennifer Babin-Fenske, Coordinator of Earthcare Sudbury Initiatives, City of Greater Sudbury; Paul Reid, Economic Development Officer, City of Greater Sudbury; Jesse Winters, Investment Advisor and Vice President, National Bank Financial; Darlene Palmer, Director of Development, Cambrian College; Peter Dal Bianco, Mentor, NORCAT; Rick Bartolucci, former MPP; Donna Gordon, Member of Sudbury Project Hope Group.


Detailed winner profiles and photos will be posted online at Eastlink Channel 10 will broadcast a documentary on the 2017 CBA event on March 12 at 7 pm, March 17 at 8 pm, March 19 at 5 pm and March 22 at 7 pm.


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