Urban Hero identities unveiled in Toronto

The 2009 Urban Hero team has arrived!

TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - Toronto Community News is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Urban Hero Awards - a group of individuals and organizations that work hard and selflessly to make our community better places to live, work and play.

The winners are, in the category of Arts & Culture: The Waterfront Trail Artists (group winner); in the category of Community: Youth without Shelter (group winner) and Tracey Cairns, founder of WomenAide (individual winner); in the category of Education: Rosanne Morris, principal of St. Louis Catholic School (individual winner); in the category of Environment: Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (group winner) and Edna Rollauer and Marlyn Rollauer (individual winners); in the category of Health & Science: The Student Volunteer Youth Committee at Etobicoke General Hospital (group winner) and Marjorie Pitchford, founding member of the Dorothy Ley Hospice (individual winner); and in the category of Sports: The Brampton-Etobicoke and District Cricket League (group winner) and Alan Waffle, president of the Royal York Baseball League (individual winner).

The Urban Hero Awards is an annual awards program developed by Toronto Community News that recognizes those community members and grassroots level 'heroes' whose personal effort, sacrifice or contribution have made a significant impact to a cause, a person or a group in our local community.

In 2009, the Urban Hero Awards were open to nominations from the Etobicoke area and promoted through The Etobicoke Guardian.

The Urban Hero Award winners were announced at a reception held Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Etobicoke.

For more information on the awards program and the Urban Hero Award winners visit www.urbanheroes.ca

For information on Toronto Community News and The Etobicoke Guardian visit www.insidetoronto.com


For further information: For further information: Media contact: Grace Peacock, Managing Editor, Toronto Community News, (416) 675-5105, urbanheroes@insidetoronto.com

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