Virtual Wall of Honour

Established in 2016, the New Tecumseth Virtual Wall of Honour celebrates individuals for outstanding contributions to the Town of New Tecumseth celebrated on an annual basis. Inductees into the Virtual Wall of Honour will be celebrated at a Council meeting or an event to be determined by Council.

Eligibility for Nomination

  • Candidates must be a resident of the Town of New Tecumseth, or an individual who volunteers or has significantly contributed to the life of the Town of New Tecumseth making a positive impact on the lives of citizens
  • Nominees can be submitted posthumously. In such instances, the family of the Nominee must (where possible) consent to the nomination.
  • No activities or achievements related to political appointments are eligible
  • No Town staff member in connection with their employment position or sitting politician is eligible
  • Previous recipients of the Virtual Wall of Honour are not eligible
  • Individuals may not nominate themselves or family members

Nomination Process

  • Nominators must use the prescribed Virtual Wall of Honour nomination form. You can complete a  online or pick up a copy at the Administration Centre.
  • Nomination submissions will be considered up to March 31 each year
  • Submissions will be accepted all year, but any received after March 31 would be considered the following year
  • All nominations, whether from an individual or an organization, must include the name and address of the person(s) submitting the nomination. No anonymous nominations will be accepted.
  • All nomination packages will be addressed to the following and can be received by mail, e-mail or dropped off in person:

Virtual Wall of Honour
c/o Office of the Clerk/Director of Administration Services
10 Wellington Street East
Alliston, Ontario L9R 1A1
awards@newtecumseth.ca 

Nominee Criteria for the Virtual Wall of Honour

The nominee will have:

  • A distinguished, well-rounded record of community service demonstrated through participation and leadership in and for various community organizations and institutions which has had a positive impact on the lives of the citizen of New Tecumseth making the community a better place in which to live
  • Have significantly contributed to the life of Town of New Tecumseth through their voluntary service

Support for the Nomination

A limited number of attachments providing evidence of the nominee’s accomplishments will be accepted. Consider things like newspaper articles, not more than two letters of support, commentaries from peers, etc. and supporting photographs.

The nomination shall also include the following:

  • a biography of the Nominee, including the following;
    • the Nominee’s contribution(s) to the Town of New Tecumseth through participation and leadership of community organizations which has had a positive impact on the lives of citizens of New Tecumseth making the community a better place in which to live;
    • the Nominee’s volunteer contributions which significantly contributed to the life of the Town of New Tecumseth
  • a professional quality, colour or black and white, 8”x10” photograph of the Nominee.

Deadline

Nomination submissions will be considered up to March 31 each year.

Submissions will be accepted all year, but any received after March 31 would be considered the following year.

Nominee Selection Process

All nominations submitted prior to March 31 of each year will be brought forward by a confidential report to Council.

One nominee will be inducted into the Virtual Wall of Honour on an annual basis.

The nominee will be notified by the Mayor’s office by letter advising them that they have been inducted into the Virtual Wall of Honour. The inductee will be presented their award at a meeting or event determined by Council.
The nominator will also be notified of the decision.

Nominees not selected, will be notified by the Mayor’s office. Nominators have the opportunity to be able to resubmit names for future consideration.

Awards presentation

Inductees into the Virtual Wall of Honour will be celebrated at a Council meeting or an event to be determined by Council.

Wall of Honour Inductees

2024 Inductee - Peter James McCague

Raised on his family's dairy farm just outside Alliston, Peter's roots run deep in the Town of New Tecumseth where he also attended high school and later became a successful realtor for nearly three decades.

Peter's impact on the Town of New Tecumseth extends far beyond his professional endeavors. Peter was a leader within the Alliston Lions Club, dedicating himself to giving back and improving the lives of others. He held various positions within the club and at the district level, including the esteemed role of District Governor. His efforts were recognized globally with the prestigious "Progressive Melvin Jones Award" from Lions International, a testament to his exceptional service and leadership.

Peter's legacy of service, compassion, and dedication to making New Tecumseth a better place will forever be remembered. His selfless contributions have left a lasting mark on our hearts and in our community. 

2023 Inductee - Margaret Barber

 

Margaret Barber is recognized for her outstanding contributions to the Town of New Tecumseth

through her volunteer work and dedication to the Foundation and the Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH). As a lifetime resident of this area, Margaret has demonstrated a deep understanding of the importance of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital for the community in having quality health care close to home. Her commitment to the hospital's success is validated through her nearly two decades of volunteer service with the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF).

In addition to her volunteer work with the SMHF, Marg's professional experience at Baxter Corporation in Alliston provided her with the skills that she successfully applied in her volunteer work. Margaret’s involvement in quality and production improvement projects at Baxter Corporation enabled her to be an effective advocate and leader for the SMHF's fundraising campaigns.

Marg is a true leader and a dedicated volunteer whose contributions to the SMHF and the New

Tecumseth communities are immeasurable. Her distinguished, well-rounded record of community service has had a positive impact on the lives of the citizens of New Tecumseth, making the community a better place in which to live.

2022 Inductee - No Recipient

 

2021 Inductee - Wendy Gabrek