Posted by Leighton Reid
Our fundraising gala was held on January 27 2017 at The Old Mill Inn, with over 200 guests enjoying the silent auction, a fine dinner and the awards presentation.  The highlight of the evening was the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Roberta Bondar,  Canada's first female astronaut, the first neurologist in space, and an inspiration to youth throughout the world. Dr. Bondar was NASA's head of space medicine for a decade followed by a career as a consultant and speaker in the business, scientific and medical communities.
With Colin D'Mello again serving brilliantly as our Master of Ceremonies, six individuals and organizations were recognized with awards for their contributions in helping youth to achieve their full potential.
Rotary Lifetime Achievement Youth Impact Award Recipient: Dr. Roberta Bondar
Dr. Bondar has spent a lifetime of dedicated service to youth in our community and around the globe as an educator and role model. She is the recipient of many honours, including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the NASA Space Medal, over 22 honorary degrees and induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Learn more about Dr. Bondar... 
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