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Nominate an Everyday Hero in the UGDSB

For Immediate Release
March 4, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – Our school communities wouldn’t be what they are without exceptional staff, students, volunteers and community members. Now’s your chance to recognize that person who goes the extra mile to make the Upper Grand an amazing place to work and learn.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Everyday Hero Awards.

Tireless school volunteers, dedicated teachers, school and board staff, bus drivers who dedicate their time for our kids, crossing guards who save lives – anyone who goes above and beyond is being sought by the board to honour as an Everyday Hero.

Eligible candidates can be an employee, volunteer, individual, or community group active in schools – anyone who has a relationship with the system across Dufferin and Wellington Counties and the City of Guelph. Criteria for the award includes the performance of duties at a high level at all times, a significant school or system-related achievement, a specific innovation or achievement of significant value or importance to the system, or a unique circumstance considered worthy of recognition by the board.

Past recipients include a student who became a champion for youth mental health, a class who raised funds for a new wheelchair for their classmate, and staff and community members who quite literally saved lives in our communities.

Nominations are open until Friday April 12, 2019. The awards ceremony is set for Wed. May 29 at the E.L. Fox Auditorium (John F. Ross CVI), 21 Meyer Drive, Guelph beginning at 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow the awards.

For more information and to view the nomination criteria, please visit the board’s website at


About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 3,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

Learn, Lead, Inspire…Together


Media contact:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725
[email protected]

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764
[email protected]

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