2016 Business Success Award

The recipient of the 2016 Annual Business Success Award is Morris Sanftenberg Construction Ltd. located in Walford, ON.  For over 50 years, Sanftenberg Construction has provided quality, professional and knowledgeable service to the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers and the entire North Shore.  This extremely successful family run business is very active in the community and has assisted with the new Walford playground, made numerous charitable donations and provided employment opportunities to many over the past 50 years.  

The EDC applauds your efforts and commends you for your vision, dedication and for choosing to operate a top-notch business in the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers. 

Congratulations on being selected as the recipient of the Annual Business Success Award, Morris!  We wish you continued success throughout the coming years.

Township Bursary

Destiny Clare is the 2016 recipient of the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers Bursary.  This is awarded to a deserving student attending Espanola High School who resides in the Township and is continuing post-secondary studies.

The Bursary was presented to Destiny by Councillor Susan Sonnenburg at the EHS Convocation.  Congratulations Destiny!


Tamara Gatchell is the 2016 recipient of the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers bursary awarded to a deserving student attending Ecole Secondaire Catholique Franco-Ouest, is a resident of our municipality and continuing post-secondary studies

The award was presented to Tamara by Deputy-Mayor Patricia Hnatuik.  Congratulations, Tamara!!


Council extends their best wishes to Elizabeth Gamble on her retirement as Chief Librarian from the Sables-Spanish Rivers Library. 

Youth Volunteer

Chelsea Solomon was chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Youth Volunteer Award.  Chelsea has done some outstanding things for our community to bring them together - like self-esteem day camps for preteen girls.  This teaches them new things and makes a positive impact on their lives.  Chelsea had a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation by getting everyone together and putting on a pair of skates!  Also, her own birthday party was a fundraiser for Sudbury Defeat Depression.

Chelsea's focus is the people in the community and is well deserving of this award.  Congratulations Chelsea!

Senior of the Year

The 2016 Senior of the Year Award was presented to Donelda Cannard by Councillor Harry Hobbs.  Donelda is a tireless volunteer who has operated the Massey-Walford Food Bank; volunteered with the S. Geiger School Food Program and spent time on municipal council.
We commend Donelda for all she does for the community.  Congratulations Donelda!