Proud Olympian, Accomplished Athlete, Local Volunteer. Mandy Bujold will be recognized as the 60th Kitchener-Waterloo Citizen of the Year.
“What an incredible privilege it is to be the recipient of such a long-standing and respected award,” shares Mandy. “This community has supported me throughout my career journey and I can’t think of a better honour than this.”
Known for her courage, strength and determination, Mandy is a role model for exceptional citizenship through volunteering for the KW Art Gallery and “Screw Cancer” initiative and as an advocate for Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program where she speaks to many students in our local schools. She was also an enthusiastic member of the local Canada Games 2021 Committee with its recent bid to host the Games in K-W.
As one of the most decorated female boxers in Canada, Mandy has won 10 Canadian National Championships and is the first female boxer to win two gold medals at the Pan American Games. Representing Canada and her hometown of K-W at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, Mandy’s incredible determination was acutely demonstrated when she competed in her fight, despite battling a severe virus that resulted in hospitalization.
As an ambassador for women in sports, Mandy’s trailblazing has not gone unnoticed. Last year she was honoured with the Woman of the Year, Sports and Recreation Award through Oktoberfest and was nominated for a 2016 WowtheWorld – Waterloo Region award. Twice she has been named Waterloo Region’s Athlete of the Year. She is also an ambassador for Fast and Female – a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering young women through sport.
“Mandy has accomplished so much already and we are so pleased to recognize her many accomplishments,” shares Dr. Jack Bishop, Citizen of the Year Committee Chair. “Once again, the Lions Club of Kitchener is pleased to pay tribute to this outstanding community champion.”
The banquet date for the 2016 Citizen of the Year is MAY 18th, 2017. The ceremony will also be aired on Rogers TV – Cable 20 (Waterloo Region) Tuesday June 6th, 2017 at 8pm.
Tickets: $95 (HST included)
Time and Location: 6:00 pm at the Holiday Inn, Kitchener
Further inquiries: Dr. Jack Bishop at 519-575-6184
P.O. Box 1001 Station “C” Kitchener Ontario N2G 4E3
Citizen of the Year