Public ceremony to recognize Bob and Sandra Weagant on Oct. 11

Sandra and Bob Weagant will receive the 2016 North Dundas Community Builder Award on Oct. 11. Courtesy photo

SOUTH MOUNTAIN — Bob and Sandra Weagant have been named the 2016 recipients of the North Dundas Community Builder Award, as announced during the South Mountain Fair last month.

North Dundas Council will officially present the award to the South Mountain couple at a public ceremony on Oct. 11.

“I am certain that everyone in North Dundas knows of Bob and Sandra Weagant and how much they care about their community,” said Mayor Eric Duncan. “They have never stopped volunteering their time, their funds, and their voice to literally dozens of local causes and charities. They are a great example of leaders who go above and beyond to make our community what it is today.”

Married 45 years, the Weagants have four daughters and eight grandchildren.

The couple have lived, worked, and raised their family in South Mountain, serving in numerous roles as volunteers and community champions. Some of those organizations include, among many others, the Mountain Township Agricultural Society (South Mountain Fair), the Winchester District Memorial Hospital board of directors, the Anglican Parish of North Dundas, the North Dundas Christmas (Snowsuit) Fund, 4-H Ontario, the Mountain Township Fire Station, Community Emergency Response Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity on two projects, the Nor-Dun Seniors Support Centre, the North Dundas Food Bank, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the Mountain &District Lions Club.

Sandra was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Bob and Sandra are part of the Weagant family that has operated a farm equipment dealership, Weagant Farm Supplies, for over 63 years.

Council will host the Community Builder Award presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Council Chambers in Winchester at 7 p.m. All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Community Builder Award, created in 2008, is presented annually to individuals who have contributed greatly to improving the quality of life in North Dundas. Past recipients include Andy Hamel (2015), Stan and Betty Vanden Bosch (2014), Claude Cousineau (2013), Terry Foley (2012), Joe Cass (2011), Joel Steele (2010), Ryan Williams (2009), and Joanne Whittaker (2008).

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