Theron Kramer, a quiet community activist and friend I have admired and respected for almost 50 years has been awarded a prestigious Kitchener award.
After the Mayor’s city-builder award was presented at council last night, I was given the opportunity to say a few words.
I said that many of us talk a lot about doing the right thing but, because such action can be unpopular and provoke negative push back, few are strong enough to consistently have the courage of our convictions.
I also said that, for decades, Theron has found the energy and courage to be the principled conscience and champion of an inclusive city and community he helped create and build.
I concluded that for his unfailing efforts, we were most certainly doing the right thing honouring him with the award.