Friday March 3, 2017
Joined the military in 2001 and became part of the infantry unit with the Algonquin Regiment in Timmins. In 2003 and 2006 he was attached to the Royal Canadian Regiment and served 2 tours of duty in Afghanistan. Recognized for these tours by receiving the General Campaign Star. In 2011 He, alongside all members of his battalion, was presented with a Commander and Chiefs Citation for the work they did during Operation Medusa which occurred during his second tour in Afghanistan. Justin became a Timmins Police Officer in 2008.
Sunday January 15-17
Founder and President of The Yo Mobile, Mario is deeply involved in the community of Timmins by extending a hand to the less fortunate. Now in its 6th year of operation, The Yo Mobile brings great comfort to people of all ages. Whether it is to feed those who are hungry or to offer warmth and friendliness to those in need, Mr. Dussault is a man with strong human values who continuously provides a helping hand right here, in Timmins.
Captain (Retired) Ronald Drouin CD3
Saturday November 26-16
Ron joined Bravo Company of The Algonquin Regiment (Canadian Armed Forces Reserve) in May 1973. He served at many rank levels and in different capacities until he reached compulsory retirement age in 2015. While serving his country, he also served the community as a Letter Carrier for 34 years. Ron is a Life Member of the South Porcupine Legion. He has been awarded the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals, and the Canadian Forces Decoration.
Denise & Louise Seguin-Didone
Wednesday November 23-16
In May 2013, the two sisters helped save the life of Joe Azougar when he was attacked by a 400 pound black bear near Cochrane.
Tuesday November 8-16
When a crisis strikes, members of the community often arrive on scene before first responders get the call. That was the case on May 18, 2015. Jessica Gervais, John Gorman and Jim Mascioli were awarded a Civilian Award for their outstanding efforts as first on scene to a car accident on Shirley Street near Sandy Falls Road. Once they arrived, the three individuals were required to subdue a young man who had begun stabbing his 17-year-old female passenger and then care for her injuries until first responders arrived.
Wednesday October 26-16
17 years service as a Paramedic in Northern Ontario (14 years with the City) ● Commander of Quality Assurance and Professional Development Cochrane District EMS ● 19 year Executive member of the South Porcupine Volunteer Fire Department ● Charter member of Knights of Columbus 11568 St. Joachim’s Council ● member TDH Foundation Board of Directors ● 4 Pediatric field save awards, and most recently, Adult Field Save Award and Delivery of a Baby Girl in the Field this past year.