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Peterborough Civic Awards Recognize Stars from Trent
June 6, 2007

On June 5, Peterborough City Council handed it out its annual Civic Awards to honour those citizens who have made a world of difference in this community. 

Several staff, students, and athletes from Trent University were recognized for their outstanding contributions in several categories.

University secretary Susan Bartsch received a Civic Award of Merit for Cultural Betterment for her tremendous governance work with the Peterborough Theatre Guild. Ms. Bartsch has been the corporate secretary on the board of directors of the Peterborough Theatre Guild for the past four years and ensures all legal documentation is in order.

The city bestowed Civic Athletic Awards of Merit to several members of Trent’s accomplished varsity rowing team, including:

Trent University Women’s 8 Rowing Team:
Helen Davis-Herdman
Ashley Holmes Heron
Lisa Kates
Joanna Kipp
Marie LaForme
Georgia Robinson
Erika Spekkens
Jennifer Tuters
Jessica Zintel

Trent University Men’s Double Rowing Team:
Mark Basterfield
Brent Holmes

A Civic Athletic Award of Merit was also handed to varsity swimmer Scott Farrow who captured a gold medal for Trent in the Ontario University Athletic swimming championships earlier this year.

A Civic Award of Merit for Community Betterment was presented to recent Bachelor of Education graduate Tracy Boyd, for her volunteer leadership with Girl Guides, Brownies and as a soccer coach.

These members of the Trent family were recognized along with about 170 other individuals and members of organizations and sports teams for volunteerism, acts of heroism, community or cultural betterment and sports.

This annual awards night, hosted by City Council, serves as both a public thank-you to them and a reminder to the city that Peterborough has many compassionate, committed citizens who do good deeds and don’t expect to be rewarded.