A number of volunteers in Waterloo Region were honoured for their volunteer service at Regional City Council on Wednesday.
Teachers and students from Bluevale Collegiate were recognized for their volunteer work at the Waterloo-Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival.
Bluevale has been part of the festival since 2000.
Council also recognized the work of Ruth Hicks, who has been volunteering her time at the Waterloo Region Museum and Schneider Haus.
Hicks has been a volunteer in our community for over 23 years and has donated nearly 3,000 hours of her time.
Lary Turner, a long-time resident of Cambridge, and known as "Mr Hespeler" has contributed significantly to the conservation of Hespeler's cultural heritage for the past 40 years and was also recognized for his volunteer work.
"Volunteers are the heart of this great community and it is important that we pause and recognize all that they do." said Regional Chair, Ken Seiling.
Regional Council honours exemplary citizens in @RegionWaterloo. https://t.co/vDcxv53wia Bluevale Collegiate students win Young Heritage Leaders Award, Ruth Hicks is Ontario Senior of the Year and Lary Turner gets Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement. pic.twitter.com/RXAkcsP8sG— Region of Waterloo (@RegionWaterloo) June 28, 2018