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Grandparent of the Year

Grandparent of the Year 2023

For the past 35 years, Community Care has encouraged children from grades 2 through grade 6 to recognize a Grandparent, Elder or a special older person in their life, as "Grandparent of the Year."

Every year, we are amazed by the scope of stories we have received. Many of the honorees are indeed grandparents or great grandparents of the students; however, there have been a number of entries that highlight a special senior friend or an Elder who has shared their knowledge with the child.

We accept entries in both English and French. A committee will select one winner and one honourable mention from each group of grades; primary and junior. Primary is Grades 2 & 3. Junior is Grades 4, 5, & 6.

All entries must be received by Tuesday, May 9, 2023 (deadline extended from May 1).

Click here to download a PDF of the applications (accepted by email, mail, or using upload link below):



To upload and submit your child's story and drawing, you can also use this link:

 Winners will be announced at an event on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at the Peterborough Public Library.

The awards ceremony is a ‘Smiles All Around Event,’ with prizes awarded to a winner and an honourable mention from each category of grades (in both English and French): Primary is Grades 2 & 3, and junior is Grades 4, 5, & 6. Photos will be taken by local photographer, Heather Doughty, and special guests will be in attendance.

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