Marie Perrotta, the founder and executive director of the Pegasus Community Project, and 2004 Beach Citizen of the Year, was recently awarded the St. George’s Society Citizenship Award for her tireless work in establishing Pegasus. Marie was gracious enough to take the time to answer these five questions.
1. Your favourite place in the Beach? – “I think Kew Gardens. It’s a very lovely space, especially near the statue in honour of Dr. Young.”
2. Hat or not? – “I like to wear a beret, but only in the winter.”
3. Beer, wine, or whiskey? – “Not too much of any of it… but if I had to choose, I’d pick beer.”
4. Car, truck, bike or TTC? – “I’m quite a pedestrian, but sometimes I drive my car places.”
5. Cat or Dog? – “Both. I used to have both a cat and a dog, but currently I have neither.”
6. Heels or flats? – “Flats.”
John Zimnoch has been a real estate sales rep for RE/MAX Hallmark in the Beach area for many years. He is also a long-standing member of the St. George’s Society, and was the person who nominated Marie Perrotta for her Citizenship Award.
1. Your favourite place in the Beach? – “That’s difficult… but I think it would have to be the footbridge (over the Glen Stewart Ravine). I liked the old one better than the new one. I used to be able to see it out of my bathroom window.”
2. The last movie you have seen? – “My Week With Marilyn. It was brilliant… a fabulous movie. I could see it again.”
3. Beer, wine or whiskey? – John chuckled a bit before saying, “A pint of Tetley’s at The Feather’s. It’s a Yorkshire product… just like me.”
4. What are you currently reading? – “The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Rhodesian-born Scottish writer, Alexander McCall Smith. It’s part of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. They’re charming books… no violence… all about manners.”
5. Cat or dog? – “Our cat, Napoleon (Ingrid called her Meow Meow) just dies about six months ago. But I’d get another just like her. She was a Birman, similar to a Siamese. They’re a good natured breed, and amazingly friendly. She would just walk up to strangers….”