Senior of the Year Awards

Senior of the Year Awards

We are celebrating our 25th year in 2020!

The Hamilton Senior of the Year Awards honour seniors who are 65 and older who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to enrich the social, cultural or civic life of our community.

Congratulations to all this year’s award nominees. Winners will be announced in September 2020.

  • Tina Boks
  • Dave Davey
  • David Dedrick
  • Pritpal S. Deol
  • Joan Fairbairn
  • Maksymilian Grzegorczyk
  • Margaret Harris
  • Linda Heaver
  • Jean Lethbridge
  • Gary Logue
  • Janice Lukas
  • Mae Louie
  • Nina Maljar
  • Lee McKay
  • Archie McQueen
  • Dr. Sri Gopal Mohanty
  • Carol Nauta
  • Penelope Petrie
  • Ica Smith
  • Eileen Suffoletta
  • Shirley Wilson

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Senior Award, the senior must meet these criteria:

  • Be 65 years or older
  • Has contributed to the enrichment of the social, cultural or civic life of the Hamilton community
  • Has made this commitment without thought of personal or financial gain
  • Is not a previous recipient of the award
  • Provided the special work or service during/ after the age of 65 (Lifetime Achievement Award excluded)
  • Has resided within the City of Hamilton for at least five years prior to nomination
  • Must be a current resident of the City of Hamilton

Eligibility criteria - Youth

To be eligible for a Youth Supporting Seniors Award, the youth must meet these criteria:

  • Be 15 to 24 years of age
  • Has made this commitment without thought of personal or financial gain
  • Provided the special work or service during/ after  required hours for high school
  • Have volunteered with seniors for a large amount of time with a charity, not-for-profit or person
  • Is a role model for other young people and inspires them to volunteer
  • Must be a current resident of the City of Hamilton