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Stouffville Citizen, Sports Person of the Year

Ever since she moved to Stouffville in 1991, Susan Tucker has worked tirelessly as a volunteer, helping those in need, building community, and promoting local businesses. This has led to her being recognized as Stouffville Citizen of the Year.

Tucker continues to use her keen organizational and marketing skills to make the Stouffville Market a roaring success for the third season in a row, drawing no salary for herself. In addition, she writes a regular column in the local OTR magazine, shining a spotlight on noteworthy Stouffville residents of all ages, interests and pursuits.

She has also headed up the Adopt a Senior campaign for the past four years while founding and presiding over the Stouffville Clock Tower Poppy Project for two years. She is heavily involved with the Stouffville Plant Library and the Stouffville Care Network and started the Stouffville Bulletin Facebook page.

For all these volunteer efforts, Tucker was chosen as a Portrait of Giving honouree for 2023, given to York Region residents who demonstrate social responsibility, leadership, and inspiration.

Julia La Marca.

Julia La Marca is recognized for her long-time contributions to the local youth hockey program. She remains a dedicated and influential figure in the Whitchurch-Stouffville Minor Hockey Association (WSMHA), having served continuously on its Executive since 2015.

She currently serves as WSMHA’s 1st Vice President of REP. Her commitment to and endless hours spent on behalf of the WSMHA have enhanced the sports culture in the Stouffville community as she continues to support the town’s young athletes.

As the first Vice President of REP, her exemplary leadership and dedication have helped keep the hockey programs functioning smoothly and efficiently. She plays a key role in organizing and managing various WSMHA activities and events, creating an atmosphere conducive to participation and excellence in hockey.

To top it off, she has served as a mentor, motivator, and role model for WSMHA players, embodying the true spirit of sportsmanship that is so important for young athletes to be exposed to. These contributions led to her being announced Sports Person of the Year.

 

Main photo: Ever since she moved to Stouffville in 1991, Susan Tucker has worked tirelessly as a volunteer, helping those in need, building community, and promoting local businesses.

 

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