Vaughan couple recognized for more than 35 years of volunteering

City of Vaughan
Ward 2 Civic Hero Award presented to Mary and Rocco Grossi
For more than 35 years, Mary and Rocco Grossi have been volunteering their time to help more than two-dozen charities and not-for-profit organizations. In recognition of their efforts to support these groups, they were presented with the Civic Hero Award for Ward 2 by Vaughan Council yesterday.
The couple has been involved with a wide variety of local community groups and charities, including ratepayers’ associations, churches, schools and cultural organizations. Mr. Grossi also has been the treasurer of the Terelle Social Club, as well as the co-ordinator of its annual picnics and dinner dances since 1977. Mrs. Grossi is currently the president of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada with St. Margaret Mary Church where she has volunteered since 1994.

“We are very fortunate to live in a city where special people exemplify the meaning of generosity. Rocco and Mary Grossi are an inspiration to the entire community for their selfless dedication to worthy causes and the amount of time they devote to local charities and organizations. They are enlightened individuals who truly understand the value of public service. This type of volunteerism strengthens our city and is a source of civic pride. I would like to thank them for their meaningful contribution.”
-Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua
Mary and Rocco Grossi have made outstanding contributions through their community service. Both have given unselfishly of their time, talent and energy to make our city a better place. They have demonstrated the leadership of civic heroes and I thank them for being involved in supporting so many different local organizations. Their hard work and compassion for others make both of them most deserving of this award.”
-Ward 2 Councillor Tony Carella

  • The Civic Hero Award is presented annually to residents from each of Vaughan’s five wards
    The awards recognize outstanding achievement and individual contributions to the community