Eunice Blakeley receives special honour for leadership

Women from all walks of life across Peterborough-Kawartha are honoured for leadership at special awards ceremony held at Show Place, Peterborough

Eunice Blakeley has been recognized for her community leadership at an award ceremony held by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, MP, Peterborough-Kawartha.

In March, Maryam Monsef put out a call for nominations of women who have a positive impact on Peterborough-Kawartha. Monsef said that the response was overwhelming from the community.

On 27 October, the nominees were recognized at the Women's Leadership Awards Ceremony held that evening at Show Place in Peterborough. There was a special session for the recipients and their "young friend" with Monsef  prior to the main ceremony. A reception in the lower hall followed the ceremony.

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The précis of Eunice's accomplishments, shared by Monsef and included in the programme book, stated:


Eunice Blakeley -- Recognized in her community as the glue that holds them together, Eunice is constantly contributing and giving back to her community. Currently, Eunice is volunteering at the the local public school in helping with the breakfast programme, at the Buckhorn Community Centre, and with her spare time, will visit the elderly in their homes or at the hospital. On top of everything else, Eunice serves the local church as Rector's Warden, providing operational support for the [parish priest], the parishioners, and the community.

Eunice is not a person to seek the limelight. She remained quiet about her nomination and was quite shy about the honour being bestowed -- which accounts for a delay in publishing this news item.

The Blakeley Family, in its entirety, were there to share in this happy occasion. Helen Minten and Father Glenn Empey were invited as representatives of the parish.

This is truly a very well-deserved honour. The People of St Matthew - St Aidan extend warm congratulations to Eunice.


  1. Nancy Fairweather on 20 November 2018 at 9:31 PM

    A prime example of Christianity! We love her!

  2. Father Glenn on 17 November 2018 at 2:08 PM

    We give thanks for Eunice and for all that she does within our parish and beyond. And, we celebrate, with her, this honour of recognition.


    • Sheila Perry on 19 November 2018 at 12:24 PM

      Congratulations to you Eunice!
      You are a role model and an inspiration to many.

  3. Bill Nicholls on 17 November 2018 at 11:01 AM

    This is a well-deserved honor for a hard-working and dedicated lady. Congratulations Eunice!

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