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Weagants to receive Community Builder Award

Members of North Dundas Council made a surprise presentation in the main entertainment tent on the Sunday afternoon of South Mountain Fair to announce that South Mountain residents Bob and Sandra Weagant have been named the 2016 recipients of the North Dundas Community Builder Award.

“I am certain that everyone in North Dundas knows of Bob and Sandra Weagant and how much they care about their community,” said Mayor Duncan. “They have never stopped volunteering their time, their funds, and their voice to literally dozens of local causes and charities. They are a great example of leaders who go above and beyond to make our community what it is today.” They are married 45 years and are honoured with 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren.

Bob and Sandra Weagant have lived, worked, and raised their family in South Mountain and during this time have served in numerous roles as volunteers and community champions. Some of those organizations include, among many others, the Mountain Township Agricultural Society (South Mountain Fair), the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, the Anglican Parish of North Dundas, the North Dundas Christmas (Snowsuit) Fund, 4-H Ontario, the Mountain Township Fire Station, Community Emergency Response Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity on 2 projects, the Nor-Dun Seniors Support Centre, the North Dundas Food Bank, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the Mountain & District Lions Club.

Sandra was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

The Weagant family has celebrated over 63 years of successful operation of a farm dealership, Weagant Farm Supplies.

Council will host the Community Builder Award presentation on Tuesday October 11th, 2016, in the Council Chambers in Winchester at 7:00 pm. All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

More on the Community Builder Award
The Community Builder Award, created in 2008, is presented annually to individuals who have contributed greatly to improving the quality of life in North Dundas. Past recipients include Andy Hamel (2015), Stan & Betty Vanden Bosch (2014), Claude Cousineau (2013), Terry Foley (2012), Joe Cass (2011), Joel Steele (2010), Ryan Williams (2009), Joanne Whittaker (2008).

For more information, please contact:

Mayor Eric Duncan                                         Bob & Sandra Weagant
(613) 868-1611                                                (613) 989-2823