EDITOR’S NOTE: Stittsville’s Tysen Lefebvre (above, middle row, far right) travelled to Toronto this week to accept a 2015 Ontario Junior Citizen Award. The 15-year-old was one of twelve Ontario youth to receive the honour, presented by Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Here’s what Tysen’s mom Linda told us about the award.
Tysen was one of 12 youth who received the 2015 Ontario Junior Citizen Award. He was the only winner from Eastern Ontario, I believe the rest came from the GTA and further West, except one from Hudson. This is the 35th year they have had these awards.
All the kids were brought to Toronto, had a luncheon and introduction on the 54th Floor of the TD Tower, then brought to the Lieutenant Governor’s to receive the award and for a tour of the building.
The pictures I’ve attached are Tysen with Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, with him pointing to the names, ages and hometown of the winners (he was very happy to see his hometown was listed as Stittsville, not just Ottawa!).
We were told they were voted on after receiving hundreds of nominees.