Community Heroes

The University of Guelph “Community Hero” award(s) program started in the fall of 2016. These awards recognize any citizen in Guelph who is a role model for community outreach, service, volunteerism or life-saving efforts in the City of Guelph.  

The awards are given out during each Gryphon Football Home game to highlight and thank the individual and or joint accomplishment(s) of some of most giving citizens for making our community a better place to live, work or play. 

Past Award recipients: 

  • Guelph Police CAA Safety Patrols of the year

  • YMCA Women of Distinction

  • Big/Little Brothers and Big/Little Sisters of the year

  • Guelph-Wellington Special Olympics

  • Guelph Business Lifetime Achievement award winner

If you know of a deserving candidate for recognition, please email Douglas Pflug at Douglas.Pflug@Ontario.ca with the details of your nomination.


 From left: Doug Pflug, Nia Dennis, Hayley Kellett, Jacqueline Morris, Shoshanah Jacobs, Scott McRoberts, Brenda Gibson, Lisa Browning, Rosalind Slater, Head Coach Todd Galloway

From left: Doug Pflug, Nia Dennis, Hayley Kellett, Jacqueline Morris, Shoshanah Jacobs, Scott McRoberts, Brenda Gibson, Lisa Browning, Rosalind Slater, Head Coach Todd Galloway

 From left: Konrad, Shai, Scott McRoberts (UofG Athletic Director), Konrad, Justin.

From left: Konrad, Shai, Scott McRoberts (UofG Athletic Director), Konrad, Justin.

 From left: Carter Scheffold-Higdon (brother, in orange), Carla Scheffold (mother), Scott McRoberts (UofG Athletic Director), Morgan Scheffold-Higdon (Community Hero), Ron Higdon (father), Doug Pflug (Gryphon Football Community Contact), Cst. Sherry Pettapiece (Guelph Police Services), Head Coach Todd Galloway.

From left: Carter Scheffold-Higdon (brother, in orange), Carla Scheffold (mother), Scott McRoberts (UofG Athletic Director), Morgan Scheffold-Higdon (Community Hero), Ron Higdon (father), Doug Pflug (Gryphon Football Community Contact), Cst. Sherry Pettapiece (Guelph Police Services), Head Coach Todd Galloway.

2017

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 From left: Kayla Billings, Scott McRoberts (UofG Athletic Director), Margaret Stinson, Marissa Teeter, Misty Gagne, Doug Pflug, Alina Kislenko, Kevin McNeil, Isobel Boyle.

From left: Kayla Billings, Scott McRoberts (UofG Athletic Director), Margaret Stinson, Marissa Teeter, Misty Gagne, Doug Pflug, Alina Kislenko, Kevin McNeil, Isobel Boyle.

 Franco Vaccarino (UofG President), Scott McRoberts (UofG Athletic Director), Gryphon Turner, Cameron Turner, Mike Farley, Shawn Turner, Paul Turner, Mark Cullen, Doug Pflug.

Franco Vaccarino (UofG President), Scott McRoberts (UofG Athletic Director), Gryphon Turner, Cameron Turner, Mike Farley, Shawn Turner, Paul Turner, Mark Cullen, Doug Pflug.

 Scott McRoberts (UofG Athletic Director), Mr. Campolongo, Kara Campolongo, Angie Bates, Mrs. Bates, Doug Pflug

Scott McRoberts (UofG Athletic Director), Mr. Campolongo, Kara Campolongo, Angie Bates, Mrs. Bates, Doug Pflug

 Women of Distinction 2016

Women of Distinction 2016

 Big/Little Brothers and Big/Little Sisters 2017

Big/Little Brothers and Big/Little Sisters 2017

 Big/Little Brothers and Big/Little Sisters 2016

Big/Little Brothers and Big/Little Sisters 2016

 Guelph Police CAA Safety Patrols

Guelph Police CAA Safety Patrols

 Guelph Business Lifetime Achievement 2016

Guelph Business Lifetime Achievement 2016