Award Winners

Don Weir - 2018 Senior of the Year

A retired public servant and farmer who has continued his public service in a volunteer capacity including his many years of community service with the Thamesford Lions Club, his years as a member of Zorra’s Recreation Advisory Committee and more recently as chairperson of Zorra’s Water and Wheels committee which has been successful in raising monies and support for a spraypad and skatepark in Thamesford. Also active in making sure the carpet/indoor lawn bowling continues and is an active member of the Thamesford Lawn bowling club helping to maintain the grounds.  And also contributing in more way than we know as he helps friends and neighbours.  Congratulations to the Township of Zorra Senior of the Year, Don Weir.
Wendy Marshall - 2018 Volunteer of the Year
Recipient was instrumental in the Embro Town Hall lift project and spent many hours organizing the project. Congratulations to the Township of Zorra Volunteer of the Year, Wendy Marshall!
Ella Perry - 2018 Earth Day Poster Contest Winner
Ella Perry is the winner of our 2018 Earth Day Poster Contest. There were 38 entries received and Ella’s was selected as the winning poster and is featured as the cover of the spring edition of the Zorra Now. Ella is a grade 4 student at Thamesford Public School.
Sam Coghlan - 2017 Senior of the Year
Sam has always taken a very active role in the Harrington Area Community Association and has taken many initiatives to "create community". He was chair from 2011-2014 and Vice chair for 4 years before that. Within HACA Sam is presently actively involved in: Harrington Mill Restoration Committee, Harrington Sign Committee, Harrington Heritage 150 celebration, Music Committee, Instrumental in writing grant applications for the club and mill, two of which have been successful. Sam has been involved with and/or representative or liaison with drafting the HACA by-laws, researching Harrington History. Sam has been responsible for bringing to the meetings things that create community through Public Relations with HACA and the Library, Oxford Creative Connections, Future Oxford. Recently, Sam has been volunteering his time at the Zorra office to assist with archiving of various historical records.