Sonja Susnjar wins Community Cares Award
Congratulations to LaSalle resident Sonja Susnjar, who was selected as LaSalle’s Community Cares Leader in 2016.
This is our way of saying thank you from the community,” said Community Cares Foundation Founder Denburk Reid, who works as community relations manager for the Montreal Alouettes and lives in the LaSalle borough. “These groups and individuals aren’t doing it for the recognition, but I think it’s important to encourage them.”
Susnjar has been studying residential development projects proposed for her neighbourhood for several years. She often does detailed research to make government, corporate and non-profit organization policy clear to residents and small business owners. In three cases, she’s personally gone door-to-door to meet with people to inform them about potential changes to their neighbourhood, to teach them how to become democratically active or to collect their support for one of her projects.
She’s an avid defender of Anglophone rights, cycling opportunities and democratic participation.
Her award will be given out at the annual ceremony, which begins at 6:30 p.m. this coming Thursday, May 12 beginning at 6:30. The cocktail and gala takes place at the Loyola High School Eric Maclean SJ Centre, 2477 West Broadway. Tickets cost $75 for adults, $30 for students and $125 for VIP access, which includes parking, the cocktail and a better seat location.
This will be the fifth year for the gala, which began the year prior to the founding of the Montreal Community Cares Foundation. Susnjar joins 15 other individuals and groups getting awards this year, including two lifetime achievers, EMSB Principal Ben Fagan and active health services volunteer Judy Martin.
Congratulations to all of you.
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