Mayor Susan Fennell Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement

lifetime-achievement-awardEstablished in 2005, the Mayor Susan Fennell Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes individuals who have served Bramptonians with excellence and distinction, and who have contributed significantly to the reputation, social, economic and cultural life in our city and its people.

The award may honour either a resident of Brampton, or a Canadian who has made a significant impact on Brampton over the course of his or her lifetime.

The award is in the form of a gilded rose sculpture, resting on a cushion in a presentation case. Roses have long been a source of powerful symbolism, and when given as a gift, are meant to convey a strong emotional message ranging from friendship, to love and respect. Kings, Popes, elected officials have all presented roses or made use of the rose as a token of esteem or a symbol of state.

For over 100 years, Brampton was the largest producer of flowers in the British Empire. At the height of production, greenhouses in our city produced over 6 million roses yearly, making the rose a prominent local icon.

The award will be presented annually at the Mayor’s Gala, and the recipients will be chosen based on a recommendation by the board of directors.

Previous Recipients:

  • 2005 The Honourable William G. Davis, P.C., C.C, Q.C. 
  • 2006 Edward S. (Ted) Rogers 
  • 2007 H. Charles Armstrong 
  • 2008 Mrs. Lois Rice 
  • 2009 Mr. Ronald K. Webb, Q.C. 
  • 2010 Dr Ignat (Iggy) & Mrs. Dimitrina (Didi) Kaneff