Senior of the Year Awards

The Hamilton Municipal Senior Service Awards honour senior citizens who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to enrich the social, cultural or civic life of our community.

The winners were recognized for their outstanding volunteer contributions to the community at the City of Hamilton’s 21st Annual Senior of the Year Awards on June 14, 2016.

2016 Award Winners

See a full description of this year's winners.

  • Edward Dunn - 2016 Senior of the Year       
  • Anne Washington - Mary Smithson Compassion and Companionship Award
  • Mary Kiss - Economic Leadership Award
  • Marg Cheyne - Behind the Scene Award
  • Andrew Tallach - Healthy and Active Living Award
  • Claudette Joseph - Diversity and Cultural Award
  • Gerry Polmanter - Leadership Award
  • Dr. Lester Krames - Innovation Award
  • Frank Sullivan - Bernie Morelli Lifetime Achievement Award

2016 Senior Awards Nominees

  • Des Barnes
  • Sandra Bereza
  • Evelyn Book
  • Pauline Brown
  • Marg Cheyne
  • Aileen Connell
  • Linda Daniels-Smith
  • Remo Del Col
  • Bonnie Dowling
  • Edward Dunn
  • Barbara Ann Fehrman
  • Dennis Irish
  • Claudette Joseph
  • Mary Kiss
  • Dr. Lester Krames
  • Margaret Mavroleon
  • Jerry Mays
  • Diane McInnes
  • Gerry Polmanter
  • Carl (Chuck) Schultz
  • Annie Settimi
  • Bill Simone
  • Gerry Stephenson
  • Frank Sullivan
  • Marney Swayze
  • Andrew Tallach
  • Anthony Tigani
  • Rosalba Urbina de Alvarez
  • Bert Van Amerongen
  • Anne Washington

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Senior Award, the senior must meet the following 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