Local Heroes 2014
Helen Keller wrote, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” If there’s a theme to this year’s Local Heroes, it’s the act of reaching out.
Helen Keller wrote, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” If there’s a theme to this year’s Local Heroes, it’s the act of reaching out. In one way or another, all these wildly diverse but no less extraordinary people have reached out – and lifted up – with empathy, or with an aim to dispel ignorance, or with advocacy for the injured, the disabled or the bereft.
All have gone above and beyond in their contribution to a community that is “full of the overcoming of it.” And all demonstrate with distinction just how brave, bold and beautiful our neighbours can be.
- Scotiabank’s Team Community Program, we really are richer than we think.
- Laura Jotham and Watson educate people how guide dog teams function.
- Reverend Harvey Self is a warm, upbeat man with an intense gaze and finely tuned listening skills.
- Ted Forrest, the inspiration behind Erin’s wheelchair bike program.
- Bob Burnside says, “I’m always optimistic.
- Headwaters Human Library Books the people who serve as “books”.
- Chricket Yule and a special friendship circle.
- Ronnie Inglis does everything she can to alleviate suffering.