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Community Builders Awards: Ken Hammill, aka ‘Mr. Guelph’, honoured with this year’s Legacy Award

Ken was a dedicated city councillor, businessman and philanthropist in our community

Ken Hammill’s contributions to Guelph spanned several decades, including the 29 years he served as a city councillor.

While he sadly passed away in 2020 at the age of 91, his legacy lives on. 

He cared deeply about the community and was consistently seeking out solutions for local challenges. Beyond his time on council, he also gave his time, energy and money to countless causes here in Guelph, including the Guelph Community Foundation, the Friends of Guelph Public Library and the Rotary Club of Guelph.

Ken was also a huge advocate of the city's continuous trail system, protecting the Hanlon Creek watershed, downtown economic development and was heavily involved in the fundraising for the Market Square rink and wading pool.

Ken's impact on Guelph is immeasurable. He truly made Guelph a better place, and the positive impact of his actions are felt through the countless programs, services and places he helped shape.

The Legacy Award is awarded posthumously to an individual who has created lasting change and measurable difference in our community through commitment and perseverance. 

Thank you to the friends and family of Ken Hammill who are keeping his memory alive and have graciously accepted this award on his behalf. This award pays tribute to Ken’s leadership, vision and ongoing legacy.

The Legacy award is proudly sponsored by Palmer Audio.


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Riley Barsanti, Community Cares team

About the Author: Riley Barsanti, Community Cares team

Riley is a Communications Specialist and member of the Village Media Cares Team, whose mission is to create meaningful, long-lasting and positive change in the communities we serve.
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