2017 Beach Citizen of the Year nominations open

Do you know the next Beach Citizen of the Year? The annual award honours someone who has shown a long-standing commitment to improving our little corner of the city. The first award was handed out in 2001. The award was founded by Community Centre 55, the Beaches Lions Club and Beach Metro News. Judges include […]

Pegasus Project founder Perrotta hands over the reins

After 21 years guiding the growth of Pegasus, the East End program for adults with special needs, founder Marie Perrotta is handing over the reins. Last week was her first official week of retirement, and the first week in many years she didn’t work out of her office above the program’s thrift store on Kingston […]

Search on for next Citizen of Year

We all know someone who goes the extra mile to regularly help out neighbours in need, or who spends time volunteering for community organizations. The Beach Citizen of the Year award is given to a person who consistently strives to make life better in the Beach community in Ward 32. Judges look for candidates who […]

5 minutes – 5 questions

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? […]