The Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre (WWCCAC) recognized more than 70 community heroes from Guelph and the surrounding area at their second annual Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Event.
"I'm honoured to have the opportunity to recognize these unsung heroes in our community," says Dale Clement, CEO, WWCCAC. "We appreciate the kindness of all of our community caregivers and their commitment to supporting those in need."
Two different events were held to accomodate the number of nominees we received this year.
At the celebration held on September 23 at the Concordia Club for Waterloo Region heroes, Mayor Berry Vrbanovic of Kitchener, Mayor Jaworsky of Waterloo and Cambridge Councillor Mike Mann were on hand to present award to heroes representing their respective cities. More than 75 community heroes from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and surrounding areas were honoured.
Glenn D. Jantzi and Mayor Jaworsky (Waterloo)
Leanne Cote and Mayor Vrbanovic (Kitchener)
Rachel Martin and Councillor Mike Mann (Cambridge)
Upwards of 70 heroes from the Guelph and Wellington County were celebrated October 7 at Cutten Fields in Guelph. Mayor Cam Guthrie attended and honoured the many family members, friends, volunteers and health care professionals in our community who go above and beyond in helping those living with illness, injury or disability.
Karen DiFrancesco and Mayor Cam Guthrie
Anyone can nominate an individual to be recognized as a Hero in the Home. Nominees can be family members, friends, volunteers, support workers, care coordinators, nurses, therapists, and physicians – anyone who provides care at home.
If you are interested in honouring a hero in your life, nominations will be opened in the Spring of 2016.