Community leader recognized for generosity

City of Vaughan
Ward 3 Civic Hero Award presented to Aldo Di Cristofaro
Aldo Di Cristofaro is a local volunteer, a strong voice for seniors and a generous philanthropist who is invested in the future of his city. At a Committee of the Whole Public Hearing meeting tonight, Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and Members of Council presented him with the City of Vaughan’s 2019 Ward 3 Civic Hero Award.
Aldo has been a resident of Canada since 1965 and is a long-standing citizen of Vaughan. As president of the Valle Peligna Socio-Cultural Association, he continues to strengthen social, cultural and economic ties between Vaughan and the Abruzzo Region of Italy. He is also an advocate for seniors who encourages and promotes an active and engaged lifestyle for Vaughan’s older adult population.
Aldo and his wife, Celsa, together have three daughters and six grandchildren. To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Aldo and Celsa generously donated $50,000 to the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital – the city’s first hospital and the first smart hospital in Canada.
“Aldo Di Cristofaro is a city-builder, a community champion and an agent of positive change in Vaughan and beyond. His compassion and care for his fellow neighbours is a testament to the spirit of generosity that radiates in our city. By promoting the traditions, values and preservation of Italian heritage, Aldo is deeply influential in the success of our vibrant, multicultural community. He leads by example and inspires others to follow in his path of selfless giving. It is with great pride that we recognize Aldo’s remarkable accomplishments by presenting him with the 2019 Ward 3 Civic Hero Award.”
- Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua
“As a long-time resident of Ward 3, Aldo is committed to giving back to his community. He puts his heart into everything he does and works tirelessly to improve the lives of others. His family’s donation to the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is a reflection of their generous nature and willingness to step up and lend a hand. It is an honour to recognize Aldo Di Cristofaro as the 2019 Ward 3 Civic Hero.”
- Councillor Rosanna DeFrancesca, Ward 3

  • Mayor and Members of Council presented Aldo Di Cristofaro with the 2019 Ward 3 Civic Hero Award during a special ceremonial presentation in Committee of the Whole Public Hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
  • Vaughan’s Civic Hero Awards are presented annually to one resident from each of the City’s five wards.
  • Recipients are nominated by their local Ward Councillor and acknowledged by Vaughan Council.
  • The awards began in 2005 and recognize outstanding achievement and individual contributions to the community.
  • City of Vaughan Civic Hero Award
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