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King from Safe City Mississauga, Winners: Wali Shah, Heather Zerafa, and Angela Thorpe, Lena DeMarco from Bell
Three Community Heros Honoured for Local Contributions
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Three Mississauga residents were honoured with hero awards today at the 2014 Crime Prevention Conference for their extraordinary contributions to crime prevention in their community.
The Hero Awards, which are presented by Safe City Mississauga and Bell, are awarded each year to various community organizations, volunteers, business, practitioners, youth and individuals.
This year’s award winners are:
Individual Award – Heather Zerafa is a much appreciated and respected member of the local community. As a crossing guard for the school zone area of St Edith Stein School, on Osprey Blvd, for 16 years, Heather is dedicated to the safety and well-being of children who use her crosswalk.
Community Organization Award – As founder of the Reachout Committee, Angela Thorpe has made an extraordinary contribution to the community. The organization has an open door policy for at-risk youth to drop in, get support and access resources to help them make more responsible choices. Offering many programs to encourage youth to take initiatives and give back to the community, Angela works diligently to bring in different speakers from different agencies each week to connect with local youth.
The Bell Youth Hero Award – Wali Shah uses the power of words to inspire young people to make positive life changes. With more than 8,000 Twitter followers, Wali is one of GTA’s youngest and most requested speakers. The story of his transition from a jail cell to a university scholarship has reached almost 20,000 students and professionals in the GTA. His YouTube video, “King of the Castle”, tackles the issue of bullying – an issue he is committed to.
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