Former Big Brother of Canada named city's top senior

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From left are local MP Guy Lauzon, Amanda Brisson and senior citizen of the year D'Arcy Grant.

CORNWALL, Ontario - A man who has helped blaze a trail for dozens of Big Brothers and Sisters in Cornwall and area has a new honour.

D'Arcy Grant was named the Cornwall senior citizen of the year after community votes were counted.

Grant has spent the better part of 20 years volunteering on behalf of the local BBBS office.

“D’Arcy has donated so much time and effort to our agency,” said his nominator Amanda Brisson, Executive Director of BBBS. “Over the past 21 years, he has been an unstoppable force that is known very much in the community for his involvement with our agency.”

Grant has served as a board member since 1998, was president of the organization in 2003 and treasurer for four years. In addition, he sits on 3 BBBS Committees per year and has participated in two agency accreditations with great success.

“D’Arcy is exactly the type of community volunteer that we want to recognize through this Award,” said Cornwall Canada Day chair Guy Lauzon. “He has been a great inspiration to many people, of all ages, to get involved in their community and be passionate about the causes they care about.”

His biggest achievement to date was being named Cliff Hall Alumni Award winner in 2012, the highest honour that organization can bestow.

“It’s very humbling,” Grant said at the time. “I’m very appreciative.”

Organizations: Big Brothers and Sisters

Geographic location: CORNWALL, Canada, Ontario

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