Public Heroes GTA 2014 Awards Ceremony was held on April 23rd at Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. An audience of 200 people joined IDI GTA in honouring the outstanding police officers, firefighters and paramedics from Durham, York and Toronto. People enjoyed the dinner and a speech by the MP Roxanne James praising the work of first responders in our country. A wonderful live concert by Coppertones, a 40 years old music band comprised of full-time Toronto Police Officers, created memorable times for everybody. Armand La Barge, retired chief of York Regional Police, did a great job hosting the event as the MC.
Below are the names of the Public Heroes honoured at the ceremony.
Date: April 23rd, 6:30pm
Venue: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto ON.
Opening Remarks by
MP Roxanne James
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Chief of Durham Police, Mike Ewles will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award.
Mini Concert by
Toronto Police Music Band
Videos & photos from Public Hereos Award Ceremonies in the past…
IDI GTA proudly presents the Awards Ceremony for Public Heroes GTA
2014 Awards Ceremony. IDI GTA has been giving Public Heroes Awards since
2011 to recognize the outstanding service of Toronto Police, Fire and
Emergency Medical Services in maintaining public safety in the city of
Toronto. In 2014, upon recommendation from its advisory board, IDI GTA
has decided the extend the scope of the awards to whole Greater Toronto
The goal of the awards is to recognize the dedication
and excellence of individual members of police, fire and emergency
medical services in city of Toronto, Peel Region, York Region and Durham Region for delivering their services in an ethnically
and culturally diverse environment.
Award recipients are selected by a hosting & selection committee based the following three criteria: “Altruism”, “Dedication” and “Community Involvement”.
Members of the Hosting & Selection Committee
Armand La Barge Former Chief of York Police
Bruce Farr Former Chief of Toronto EMS
Bruce Newton Superintendent, Toronto EMS
Chuck Mercier Mayor, Township of Scugog
Colin Carrie MP, Oshawa
Dave Ralph Retired Commander, Toronto EMS
Jagmeet Singh MPP, Bramalea-Gore-Malton
Johnny Bobbili Constable, Toronto Police
Mitzie Hunter MPP, Scarborough Guildwood
Rahul Bhardwaj President & CEO, Toronto Community Foundation
Rick Stubbings Staff Superintendent, Toronto Police
Tony Warr Former Deputy Chief of Toronto Police
Usha George Dean, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University
William Stewart Former Chief of Toronto Fire Service
Durham Regional Police Service
Durham Emergency Medical Services
Peel Regional Police Service
Peel Regional Paramedic Services
Toronto Police Services
Toronto Emergency Medical Services
Toronto Fire Services
York Regional Police
York Region Emergency Medical Services
East Gwilliambury Fire Services