Yomi and Kelly Pratt have been recognized for their many years of community service. The Fallingbrook couple were presented with the City Builder Award prior to last week's city council meeting by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.
The Pratts were honored for the work they've done in running the Global Community Alliance for the past 11 years which recognizes outstanding achievement in the community while celebrating our diversity..
|Yomi and Kelly Pratt proudly hold their City Builder Awards as the pose for a picture with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and city councillors Stephen Blais and Matt Luloff. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO
The Global Community Alliance Gala and Award Ceremony is held every year on the final Saturday in February and traditionally brings Ottawa's Black History Month celebrations to a close. The event doubles as a fundraiser with the proceeds going to a variety of worthy causes and charities.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank
Moses and Kelly Pratt for their many contributions to our community, and for their strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion,” Mayor Watson said before presenting the couple with their award.
After the ceremony, the
Pratts said they felt honoured and humbled. "This award means a lot to us and it really energizes us to keep going on and doing what we are doing,” said Yomi Pratt who taught for many years at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and
Lester B. Pearson High School before retiring in 2017.
"It's an honour to be presented this award," added Kelly Pratt. "It's a reflection of all the hard work we've done and it's really motivating and inspriring to know that people actually recognize the work that we are doing and we are very, very honoured."
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