Community Recognition


Do you know a Super Senior?

The Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each Municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honor one outstanding local Ontarian who after the age of 65 has enriched the social, cultural, or civic life of their community. If you would like to nominate a SUPER SENIOR from our Municipality for this prestigious provincial award, please send your nomination telling us why this person is a SUPER SENIOR.

Send to or drop off at the Municipal Office by March 8, 2024.    

2021 Recipient Garfield Robertson  

2022 Recipient Marilyn Raaflaub

2023 Recipient Maria Dunnett  

2024 Recipient Harvey Sohm


Do you have a positive community story, activity, or initiative you would like to share with us?

We would love to hear it! Fill out a  Community Spotlight Form or an Outstanding Community Achievement Awards Form  Today!

Once completed, please send your spotlight form to along with any media attachments.

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What is a Community Spotlight?

A community spotlight showcases all the wonderful things that happen in the Magnetawan community and aims to spread positivity and ensure Magnetawan remains the vibrant and prosperous community we know and love.

This page will serve as a hub for positive community news, initiatives, activities, volunteer initiatives, interesting statistics, past accomplishments, and historical facts.

Here are a few examples of what a community spotlight could be:

  • Leading a neighbourhood project such as a community garden
  • Brightening the day of other residents and visitors by writing encouraging sidewalk messages using chalk
  • Local business giving free coffee for a day to thank the community for their support

For more information, please read our Community Recognition Policy

Community Spotlight Series: Fire Truck Donated to the Firefighters Without Borders Canada - Bombero Project

The Magnetawan Fire Department donated a fire truck to Firefighters Without Borders Canada - Bombero Project that arrived to the Punta Cana area on October 23rd, 2020. Firefighters Without Borders is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fire departments around the world get a "hand-up" so that they are prepared to handle the next emergency. They work to provide tailored training to best equip each individual fire department.

On the fire truck's first day of service, it helped with:

  • Forest Fire
  • Hardware Store Fire
Community Spotlight Series: Fire Truck Donated to the Firefighters Without Borders Canada - Bombero Project

It is amazing to see the impact and difference our donation has already made!

For more information on Firefighters Without Borders, please visit: