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Town of New Tecumseth awards and recognitions postponed to fall

July 16, 2020   ·   0 Comments

Each year, the Town of New Tecumseth hands out awards to citizens who have dedicated their time volunteering or having a positive impact on the community.

In the past, awards for youth, the Senior of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and the Virtual Wall of Honour were distributed on July 1, and the award winners had their names announced publicly.

However, because of the pandemic, the announcing of this year’s winners has been pushed until the fall.

At this time, the Town of New Tecumseth hopes they’ll be able to host an in-person celebration in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines.

“We’re still deciding how we’re going to do it…if this Corona [virus] leaves us, we’re hoping maybe in October having some type of party or get together with the Town,” said New Tecumseth Mayor Rick Milne.

He told The Times the celebrations could act as an opportunity for Town residents to join together safely in-person for one of the first times since mid-March when the COVID-19 outbreak became a pandemic and the Town declared a State of Emergency.

Mayor Milne said the awards ceremony is still in the planning stage, with hopes that it is allowed to go forward in October or November.

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 this autumn, those deserving of the Town of New Tecumseth’s annual awards will receive them, along with the appropriate recognition for their efforts, whether this is in-person or online.

By Sam Odrowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter


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