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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 selects 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. In 2023, we received no French language entries, so a second honourable mention was awarded in each category.


Grandparent of the Year 2023 – Winners and Honourable Mentions

Primary Category – Grades 2 and 3

Primary Winner:                     

Finn Frampton, Grade 3

St. Anne Catholic Elementary School

Honouring: Grandpa Reginald Caley


Primary Honourable Mention:        

Kylie Beasley, Grade 3

North Shore Public School

Honouring: Grandpa Ken Beasley


Primary Honourable Mention:        

Launa Hobbs, Grade 2

Monsignor O'Donoghue Catholic Elementary School

Honouring: Nana Judy Masters


Junior Category – Grades 4, 5, and 6

Junior Winner:                                  

Maya Kubica, Grade 5

École catholique Monseigneur-Jamot

Honouring: Grandad David Peters


Junior Honourable Mention:                       

Molly Cotnam, Grade 6

Apsley Central Public School

Honouring: Grandma Eva Malloy


Junior Honourable Mention:                       

Madeline McBride, Grade 6

St. John Catholic Elementary School

Honouring: Grandpa Dan Burke


Prize Donors

The awards ceremony was a ‘Smiles All Around Event,’ with prizes awarded to the winners and honourable mentions from each category. Special thank you to our generous prize donors for 2023: Ashburnham Ale House, Boardwalk Board Game Café, Gerri's Arts and Crafts Warehouse, Lakeview Bowl Peterborough, The Little Frozen Yogurt Company, Peterborough Museum & Archives, Peterborough Public Library, Silver Bean Café, and Tim Hortons.

We are also grateful for photos taken by local photographer, Heather Doughty. 


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