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Updated 2017 June 21

June is Seniors Month, so it is an appropriate time to showcase and celebrate seniors in our community, who contribute to everyday life in the City of Pickering. Each year, municipalities across Ontario are invited by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, to nominate one deserving resident for the Senior of the Year Award. The City of Pickering actively participants in this aware program. To be eligible for the award, the individual must be over 65 years of age and has enriched the social, cultural and / or civic life of the community. This year the Senior of the Year Award goes to Ed Fry, President, South Pickering Seniors Club.

From a very early age, Ed Fry learned the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community. Under his leadership, the South Pickering Senior’s Club has updated its constitution and bylaws, and introduced a policy to ensure all members are treated fairly and respectfully. The Club credits Mr. Fry’s leadership with increasing membership from 750 to 1,000. At the same time, participation in the programs has increased dramatically. In the words of his nominator: “This Club is his second home, and its members, his family.” We applaud your efforts and wish you continued health, prosperity and success.

Ed was presented both a Municipal Award and the Provincial Award on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Seniors Month Celebration held annually at the Pickering Recreation Complex. He was joined by family and friends to celebrate.