Vaughan honours advocate for seniors’ well-being

City of Vaughan
Ward 5 Civic Hero Award presented to Dominic Lee

The City of Vaughan is fortunate to be home to many residents that champion important causes. Dominic Lee is one individual who has taken it upon himself to better the lives of others, specifically seniors. In recognition of his contributions to the well-being of Vaughan’s older-adult population, Vaughan Council presented Mr. Lee with the Ward 5 Civic Hero Award yesterday.
Mr. Lee recognizes the importance of good health during the golden years, and that is why he has dedicated himself to the improvement of the physical and mental welfare of elderly residents. His commitment to supporting seniors’ health was recognized with an Order of Vaughan in November 2017.
Mr. Lee’s most significant impact on the community is the First Chinese Senior Association of Vaughan. He founded the organization in 2008 with the goal of providing healthy activities to seniors of different cultures. Through a variety of programs, such as line dancing, mahjong and a book club, members exercise their bodies and minds while building friendships. Today, the club runs out of the Dufferin Clark and Vellore Village community centres.
“Seniors are city builders. The work that Mr. Lee does helps keep our population healthy, engaged and active. Through his passion for healthy living and helping others, he is making a tremendous difference to the residents in Vaughan and beyond. I want to congratulate Mr. Lee on being recognized as a Civic Hero – he is a valued citizen who continues to dedicate his life to the betterment of others.”
-Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua
“The First Chinese Senior Association of Vaughan is an incredible resource for residents in Thornhill and throughout Vaughan. In establishing this organization, Mr. Lee has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills. His work is proof that one resident can make a positive difference in our city. I applaud Mr. Lee for his ongoing contributions and commitment to improving the well-being of seniors.”
-Ward 5 Councillor Alan Shefman
  • 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.
  • The Order of Vaughan is the highest honour the City of Vaughan may present. The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and enduring contribution to the City of Vaughan through their endeavors.
  • City of Vaughan Civic Hero Awards webpage