Senior of the Year Awards

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

Nominations can be submitted from February 1 to March 31 each year. The Senior of the Year Awards Dinner and Ceremony takes place in June.

The call for nominations is now closed.

Congratulations to the 2019 Nominees

Senior of the Year Award Nominees:

  • Florence Mary Binkley
  • Marlene Boswell
  • Mary Clarke
  • Walter Decker
  • Hamida Din
  • Ken Dolbear
  • Albert Graham
  • Dave Hansen
  • Wayne Hitchcox
  • Oscar Horback
  • Sylvia Horback
  • Rick James
  • Louise Johnson
  • Michael Joseph Johnson
  • Roy Jones
  • Linda Kilgour
  • Gunther Kraft
  • Mathew Kurian
  • Eileen Laity
  • Marianne Lee
  • Alex Matheson
  • Catherine McMaster
  • James C. Novak
  • Dan Penrose
  • Terry Quan
  • Shuja Qureshi
  • Paul Simington
  • Pat Simpson
  • Joan Smith
  • Soosie Stuart
  • Marlene Thomas
  • Jean Wessel

Youth Supporting Senior Award Nominees:

  • Christine Bautista
  • McKayla Britton 
  • Mary Butrus 
  • Donavin Milloy Zeoli

Winners will be announced at the Seniors Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony being held June 24, 2109 at Michelangelo’s Event and Conference Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at one of these locations:

  • Sackville Seniors Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton
  • Ancaster Municipal Service Centre, 300 Wilson St. E.
  • Dundas Municipal Service Centre, 60 Main St.
  • Flamborough Municipal Service Centre, 163 Dundas St. E.
  • Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre, 4280 Binbrook Rd
  • Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St. West
  • Stoney Creek Municipal Service Centre, 777 Highway #8

 

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

Youth Award Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Youth 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

Submission guidelines

  • One nomination form per nominee
  • All information must be verifiable
  • Submissions must include:
    • reason for the nomination
    • the special work or service
    • the effect it had on the community
    • who has benefited from these efforts