Village Mosaic Receives Gem of the Lakeshore Award
Congratulations to the sisters and volunteers at Village Mosaic who won a Gem of the Lakeshore Award on May 10. The winning team in the first year of operation are pictured above left to right: Sisters Elaine, who offers foot care; Anne Marie Marrin, Director; Marie Allen, holding the award, who teaches bridge; Conrad Lauber who coordinates programs; and Jean Gove, receptionist and euchre player; all assisted by volunteers, particularly Ursula Matthews.
This is an award initiated by Laurel Broten, MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, in concert with the Business Association, in appreciation of small business and service organizations that are unique in South Etobicoke and make the community within Ward 6 boundaries a more vibrant place to live. Awards are offered in three categories, and agencies and the neighbourhood residents pick up ballot forms that are circulated in stores and then vote for their choice of restaurant, services, and small business.
The citation reads, " In recognition of the exceptional services you provide to the residents of Etobicoke-Lakeshore." Village Mosaic offers an opportunity for seniors to socialize, offering recreational and educational services, particularly to those living alone or "isolated" in some way and by forming a strong community of men and women who are caring and supportive of others while having fun getting to know each other.
Sister Anne Marie commented: "We are grateful to our seniors for nominating us and in doing so, confirming that Village Mosaic is appreciated and is indeed meeting the needs of the people on the Lakeshore."