The Rest of the Story
What is this Reward All About?
The Awards Committee is a standing committee of Beaverton Special Events. A subcommittee of that is the Harold Lodwick Citizenship Award subcommittee. Its membership is comprised of six volunteers: two from Beaverton Special Events Board of Directors, two from the Lodwick family and
two from Beaverton Special Events Membership. The main purpose of this subcommittee is to administer the Harold Lodwick Citizenship Award.
This award was initiated to recognize the outstanding contributions of Harold Lodwick to the community. Nominations may be made at any time during the year by written submission, but must be received no later than June 1 of that year. All nominees and nominators names are kept confidential and only the
award winner will be announced at the Canada Day Celebrations on July 1.
Nominees do not have to be a current member of any organizations, but they should have been involved in numerous events, groups and committees over the years. The winner of the award, known as the benefactor, will be notified and given an opportunity to decide which charitable organization they would like the funds to go to before the award is presented.
The winner could also ask Beaverton Special Events to undertake a project on the winner’s behalf. Qualified recipients of the funds will include any recognized local registered charitable community organization, religious group or a chapter of any provincial or national organization that has a local
membership (with such registration to be pursuant to the Income Act of Canada).
Funds must be used for a capital expense or a new project with respect to the provision of public amenities to benefit the Beaverton, Ontario community. The allocation of these funds will be directed by the Harold Lodwick Citizenship Award subcommittee and administered and controlled by the
Beaverton Special Events Board of Directors.
We are especially proud of the outcome of the award projects to date and the efforts that the community has put into supporting this award, ultimately honouring its citizens in memory of Harold Lodwick. Donations of the prize money have gone to support the local community at large.
Past winners of the award include:
- 2009 Jack Little for playground equipment at the Lions Centennial Park
- 2010 Dorothy Macpherson The Cenotaph Restoration Project
- 2011 Norma Green for The Beaverton Christmas Wish Foundation
- 2012 Randy Skinner for The Lions Splash Pad
- 2013 Tom Mangan for 3 projects (new chairs for St. Joseph’s, a dishwasher for St. Andrew’s and project for the Beaverton Agricultural Society).
- 2014 Chuck Gillespie for The Beaverton Library and The Lions Club
- 2015 Terry Clayton for the Lions’ Accessible pathway from Lakeview Manor to the harbour