Celebrate Your Community Hero

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Community volunteers helping people during COVID-19

Let's honour all our community heroes that have emerged during the pandemic. A community hero can be a front line worker, a teacher, a neighbour, a business owner, a volunteer or anyone that you feel went above and beyond to support their community or made a difference to you and your family.

Throughout December and January, post a story of who you think is a community hero in 400 words or less and submit a photo to let the community celebrate along with you. Stories will be received until January 31, 2021. Each hero will be featured here and celebrated on social media throughout the months of January and February. Each Community Hero will receive a special recognition letter from Mayor Drew - click the Hero Recognition Package for the recognition letter form.

Thank you Scugog for being you and to all our heroes that taught us that in a time of lockdowns, cancelled family plans and closures; a sense of community is never cancelled especially when facing a time of need.

Let's honour all our community heroes that have emerged during the pandemic. A community hero can be a front line worker, a teacher, a neighbour, a business owner, a volunteer or anyone that you feel went above and beyond to support their community or made a difference to you and your family.

Throughout December and January, post a story of who you think is a community hero in 400 words or less and submit a photo to let the community celebrate along with you. Stories will be received until January 31, 2021. Each hero will be featured here and celebrated on social media throughout the months of January and February. Each Community Hero will receive a special recognition letter from Mayor Drew - click the Hero Recognition Package for the recognition letter form.

Thank you Scugog for being you and to all our heroes that taught us that in a time of lockdowns, cancelled family plans and closures; a sense of community is never cancelled especially when facing a time of need.

Tell us about your community heroes!

A community hero can be a front line worker, a teacher, a neighbour, a business owner, a volunteer or anyone that you feel went above and beyond to support their community. Throughout December, post a story of who you think is a community hero in 400 words or less. Feel free to submit/insert a photo. Thank you to all our community herores. 

Thank you for your contribution to the Community Hero Celebration! 

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    The Silent Hero

    by BrokenGirl, 6 months ago
    I would like to tell you about a brave man that saved around 50 people one night. He went to work like any other night, when a man caused a disturbance at the bar where he was a security guard . He politely told the young man and his girlfriend to leave the establishment there where harsh words exchanged and he left. About 20 minutes later he came back and the hero I’m speaking about saw him running towards the bar with a loaded 45 calibre he quickly told everyone to shutoff the music and he held the door closed... Continue reading
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    Residents are family.

    by kburke , almost 2 years ago
    I would love to nominate my Mom. My Mom has been an employee of Port Perry Place, for almost 21 years... since I was 4 years old! Her residents are her family. My siblings and I have all gotten to know numerous residents and have been able to spend time with them and grow to love them. We love our Mom’s job and it means so much to all of us.

    With the current pandemic due to COVID-19, it has put a strain on a lot of things... and now unfortunately, the virus is in Port Perry Place. Over 30... Continue reading

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    Friday night music hour in Greenbank

    by Radamkowski , almost 2 years ago
    I would like to nominate Dave Bell in Greenbank. For the months of May and June Dave gave up his friday evenings, set up his DJ station on his driveway and spun tunes for all of Greenbank to hear! Complete with a mobile speaker system rigged up so that both sides of the community could join in! I have never felt so connected to my community! People came out for walks, to garden, or set up lawn chairs on their driveways to listen, after what felt like the longest winter apart it was an amazing way to reconnect the community!
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    Port Perry Sews!

    by Radamkowski , almost 2 years ago
    I would like to nominate Stephanie Jensen, who established the Port Perry Sews facebook group, which united over 300 community members in creating over 2600 face masks along with scrub caps, mask bands and gowns during the first lockdown period. This included the coordination of properly washing, packaging and distributing these items to our hospital, LTC facility and throughout the community to our essential retail workers and those at risk! All this while being a mom to 2 kids under 6!!!
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    And the music goes on . . . .

    by Peter Lightfoot, almost 2 years ago

    When the lockdown started back in March the Dukes of Durham Ukulele Club and the Port Perry Seniors Club were shut down as part of the lockdown. Gord Emerson had be running a guitar lessons group in the party room of his apartment building that was held every Friday afternoon for a few years. With the lockdown there was no indoor place to play.Gord decided that the music must go on so he arranged with his guitar group that we could play Palmer Park on Tuesday afternoon and entertain the people that were in the park. Arrangements were made to... Continue reading

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    Serving Community and Creating Hope for Tomorrow

    by tetra, almost 2 years ago

    When Covid 19 changed our world in March, Karen Teed's first thought was not for her own safety but for that of all the clients and volunteers at Operation Scugog Food Bank. After individually speaking to all of us, she swiftly and painstakingly put into place practices that enabled us to keep our doors open to the community with no break in service, all while enhancing safety protocols to alleviate any concerns we may have had. Our "new normal" runs like a well-oiled machine thanks to her varied leadership skills, and most importantly her empathy toward everyone involved at the... Continue reading

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    Jennifer Mantifel providing joy to children

    by Leanne C, almost 2 years ago
    Jennifer Mantifel has been a true hero to our children in Greenbank. She works as an ECE at Greenbank Public School and has helped my daughter adapt and remain resilient throughout this pandemic. She is always encouraging and has a smile on her face for all of her kiddos. As well, she has been part of the Greenbank Lions Club organizing a scavenger hunt for the kids around Greenbank based on the book, “A porcupine in a pine tree”.

    She has truly made a difference in the lives of the kiddos she works with and I would love to nominate... Continue reading

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    Once a Mother .. Always a Mother

    by Frank, almost 2 years ago

    My neighbours Doug and Wendy BACHE, accommodated Wendy's mother Emy, a few years ago by sharing their home with her.

    As years progressed, Emy's daughter and son in law had major health issues. Over the fall and winter, neighbours helped out with yard and snow shoveling.

    We learned we had to start early! Emy Sakanashi, Wendy's mother, would beat us! She racked and bagged leaves, cleared snow from the stairs and deck. She walks the street twice a day....and until Canterbury Golf Course closed ..she played weekly golf.

    On November 15th , Emy celebrated her 101st birthday! Yes..101!!

    Emy is... Continue reading

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    "LAZER" light at Christmas

    by Lance , almost 2 years ago

    It seems to me that the people who like to do good in the community meet others along the way and they, in turn, meet more people out to make positive things happen. After a while, you see the same faces in different places where help is needed. Chris Lazure is one such example. Chris and a host of good folks put together a drive by the Knights of Columbus in Port Perry for the food bank on December 5th. As a Councillor (and a member of the Knights) I was invited to drop by. I brought my teenaged son... Continue reading

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    The Lady Behind the Mask

    by Port Perry Hospital Foundation , almost 2 years ago

    In the early days of COVID-19, Andrea Grosvenor began sewing masks for family, friends and their families.

    As the demand for her comfortable and well-made masks grew, Andrea began selling them for $3.00 with proceeds going towards the Port Perry Hospital.

    In a few short months, Andrea has raised more than $2,000 for our community’s frontline heroes.

    But for us, she is a community hero for more than just donating her profits. We are so impressed with the time and effort she has put into making the masks, sourcing the materials and responding to the (many!) requests for more masks... Continue reading

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