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Giving Back to the Community

Group 74, established in 1974, is a women's service club based in Brooklin which hosts annual events such as:  Victorian Tea, Hallween BooFest. Our mandate is "For A Better Community". Proceeds from our events are donated back to our local charities and our community. Please click here to visit local organizations and charities that Group 74 supports.

Hope & Leadership Award

Hope and Leadership AwardOn November 30, 2011, Group 74 was pleased to make a presentation at the Celebrating Our Youth Awards of our 1st Annual Hope & Leadership Award in memory of Paul Wallis, a wonderful friend of Group74 who passed away suddenly. We wanted to honour Paul's memory and his dedication to our community over the years. The first recipient of this award is Mackenzie Jaklin Graham.

Nominated by Andre Tacchino, one of her teachers, Mackenzie is a 17 yeard old student at All Saint's Catholic Secondary School. Her maturity and dedication to tasks made her an excellent candidate for their Peer Mediation Program, where she works with pairs of students who are experiencing a conflict in class/school. Mackenzie is also part of the 24 Hour Famine committee where she developed an active educational activity that engaged the participants as they learned about the world wide struggle for safe drinking water. Mackenzie has made and continues to make quite a difference at both her school and surrounding community.
"To Sue Pitchforth and Group 74; Thank you so much for presenting me with the Hope and Leadership Award last night. I was pleasantly surprised and greatly honoured to have recieved an award in the name of Paul Wallis, who was obviously someone who had a wonderful and cherished impact on our community. It was a wonderful night, and will never be forgotten."
Sincerely, Mackenzie Jaklin-Graham

Pictured left to right: Inspector Bruce Townley, Mayor Pat Perkins, Mackenzie Jaklin Graham, Councillor Ken Montague and Sue Pitchforth in the background.