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Posted May 9 , 2013

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Hero Awards

FIFTH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S HERO AWARDS

Cambridge - The Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village is proud to host the Fourth Annual Children’s Hero Awards. This year 19 children were nominated for the Children’s Hero Awards. Since our first event, held in 2009, 77 submissions have been received, 88 children have been nominated and 48 children have received a Children’s Hero Award.

Children who reside in Waterloo Region, who are in grades junior kindergarten through eight, were eligible for an award. Children, who have assisted their classmates, parents or friends and have performed at a level beyond expectation, or who demonstrated heroic behaviour, good citizenship, or an outstanding safety deed, while contributing to a safer community were all eligible to receive an award.

This year, the Academy of Judges has selected the top 7 submissions and 8 children will receive Hero Awards during a ceremony, to be held at the Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 11 am to 1 pm.

Children will be recognized for various acts of “heroism” such as calling 9-1-1 for a parent or a stranger in distress, for bravery in undergoing medical treatments, for assisting strangers in need in emergency situations and for demonstrating extreme compassion and commitment for helping neighbours.

The winners will receive a corporate sponsored trophy and a certificate of merit. Safety Village staff, city mayors, event sponsors, the Police Chief and the three Municipal Fire Chiefs and representatives from the school boards will be present to celebrate these amazing young Heroes with their families. Following the ceremony, they will enjoy a catered lunch and an opportunity to meet with all the heroes being recognized that day.

“The Children’s Safety Village is proud to host the Annual Children’s Hero Awards to acknowledge the incredible efforts of the children in our community. It’s important for us to help these children realize that their efforts can and do make a difference.” says Lisa Hummel, Children’s Safety Village coordinator


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