Lara Paterson Receives Ophea Award

Limestone Learning Foundation
Lara Paterson Receives Ophea Award
Posted on 06/10/2024

Limestone District School Board is thrilled to announce that Lara Paterson, a dedicated member of the Limestone team, has been awarded the prestigious Ophea Award of Distinction.

The Ophea Award of Distinction recognizes an individual who is a leader in the meaningful advancement of inclusive healthy, active living opportunities for children and youth in Ontario school communities. Lara has consistently demonstrated passion, creativity, and commitment in promoting health and wellness among our students, colleagues, and community.

Nominees for this award must meet the eligibility requirements, including:

  • The contributions of the recipient’s impacts are regional and/or provincial in scope
  • The recipient has demonstrated excellence in the areas of advocacy, partnership development, and/or the provision of quality, innovative, inclusive programming
  • The recipient has made a long-term contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Ontario’s children and youth
  • The recipient of this award is well known to Ophea for their contributions and years of service and support in service student well-being
  • The recipient’s work/volunteer contributions impact schools and/or communities (e.g. educators, public health workers, recreation providers, etc.)

The Ophea Award of Distinction is presented in honour of Bing Caswell, a dedicated professional whose thought leadership and commitment led to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in the field of health and physical education.

On behalf of the Limestone District School Board, congratulations Lara! We are proud to have you as part of our team.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.