Members of the community in the form of individuals, groups and organizations were honoured Oct. 30 for their positive contributions to the city. Mayor Frank Scarpitti and members of council were on hand to acknowledge individuals and teams who have achieved provincial, national and international successes this past year.

Also on hand for the community recognition event were Fred Moffat, Superintendent, York Regional Police (YRP); Chris Bullen, Inspector, YRP and Logan Kanapathi, Ward 7 Councillor. Among the individual recipients were Dianyu Zhao, National Level Artist from China; Adam Sanderson, Teacher at St. Julia Billiart Catholic Elementary School; and Haran Ravindran, Triple Jump Gold Medalist.

Some of the group recipients include the Markham Taekwondo Academy, Unionville Tennis Club, Markham Aquatic Club, Rouge River Brewing Company, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce and The Miller Group.

A special category was created for those who worked to make the city’s Expo 150 celebrations a success, where city and YRP staff were honoured.

For a full list of honourees, visit: www.markham.ca

(Photo Credit: Mayor Frank Scarpitti with Ruslan Gaziev, Victoria Kwan and Owen Huang of Markham Aquatic Club by Alex Urosevic, City of Markham)