Ontario Recognizes Vaughan-Woodbridge Resident with Senior Achievement Award

Published on November 28, 2018

Award Celebrates the Achievements of Ontario Seniors

Chau Thi Vo, of Vaughan-Woodbridge has been recognized with a 2018 Ontario Senior Achievement Award for volunteerism. A dedicated volunteer who still remains active in her community at the age of 95.

A prominent advocate for seniors in the Vietnamese community. At 95 years of age, she represents the Golden Age Village for the Elderly at fundraiser events and accompanies the Village's board of directors to meetings with local politicians. She also knits hats and scarves for the homeless and leads charity efforts for disaster relief funds.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, recognized 16 recipients at a ceremony held at Queen’s Park in Toronto.

The Ontario Senior Achievement Awards are the province’s highest form of recognition for individuals over the age of 65.

QUOTES

“Individuals like Chau Thi Vo demonstrate how Ontarians of all ages contribute to their communities through dedication and compassion. Thanks to her efforts, Vaughan-Woodbridge is a stronger and more welcoming place to live. Chau Thi Vo and the other recipients of the 2018 Senior Achievement Awards are role models to all of us, regardless of age.”

— Michael Tibollo MPP Vaughan-Woodbridge

“I’m honoured to present the 2018 Senior Achievement Awards to these 16 incredible seniors. I know I speak on behalf of all Ontarians when I express my admiration for their accomplishments and thank them for their hard work. Their commitment to serving their communities is inspiring.”

— Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility

QUICK FACTS

  • Since 1986, the Ontario Senior Achievement Awards have recognized 645 outstanding seniors who have made significant contributions to their communities after the age of 65.
  • The number of senior citizens living in Ontario is expected to increase to more than 25% of the total population within the next 25 years.

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