Guinness Book of World Records — World Record Holder — Fastest crossing of Canada on foot
Meritorious Service Medal – Presented by the Governor General of Canada
Order of Ontario — Presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond & Golden Jubilee Medals
King Clancy Award – Canadian Foundation for the Physically Disabled
Rick Hansen Award – Ontario March of Dimes
Paul Harris Fellowship – Rotary Club of Canada
Mel Osborne Fellowship – Kiwanis Foundation of Canada
Helen Keller Award – Lions Clubs of Canada
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics – Final torch bearer on Christmas Eve. Carrying the torch for Jesse.
Canadian Association of Broadcasters – Gold Ribbon Award for Outstanding Community Service
Perseverance is not some kind of mysterious quality that is reserved for only a few. It’s available to everyone.
Successfully persevering in pursing and reaching your goal can sometimes result in some kind of honour or award.
Recognition comes in many forms. It can come in medals and ribbons, and in certificates and other forms of acknowledgement.
These things are very humbling for the recipients. People who receive tributes know very well that they did not set out seeking recognition.
Leaders set out to make a difference.