Noted philanthropist Norma Cox has been chosen for the Rose Hodgson award, which is for outstanding contributions to the community.
She has earned this honour in providing a $1 million donation to the city that resulted in updated and new facilities at the city pool and park that created the Cox Youth Centre.
This incredibly generous gift, presented in 2006, was made in memory of her late husband, Edward.
And it was by no means her only contribution to the community.
She started a scholarship program at Lambton College, a free golf program for low-income children and invested more than $2 million into city parks.
Cox has also been a volunteer at Bluewater Health and a benefactor of such groups as Rebound, Huron House Boys Home, the Inn of the Good Shepherd and other worthwhile organizations.