Mayor’s Award 2013
Pte Anthony Larouque is this year’s recipient of the Mayor’s Award For Outstanding Support to The Community.
Anthony Larocque has been volunteering since 2009. He joined the Ottawa Police Venturers program at age of 14 in partnership with Scouts Canada. Anthony volunteers with the Ottawa Police Service, coordinating and contributing to events such as sorting food at the Food Bank and Scouts Canada Food Drive, volunteering for Lost Children Services during Winterlude, running the CHEO Teddy Bear Picnic, Volunteer at the Rehabilitation Auction, collecting funds for the Special Olympics, park cleanup around Ottawa and assisting with various local team-building camps. He has previously been recognized for the Ottawa Police Mark Houldsworth Leadership Award (2012), been nominated for the Spirit of the Capital Youth Award (2012) and is the recipient of the Ottawa Police Venturers ‘Deed Speak’ Leadership Award (2010). Between the months of June 2012 to September 2013, he sat on the Ottawa Police Service’s Youth Advisory Committee. Since joining the Ottawa Police Venturers, Anthony has completed over 400 hours of volunteer service. Private Larocque is 18 years old, currently enrolled in first year at Ottawa University studying a Bachelor of Social Sciences with a concentration in Conflict Studies and Human Rights. He has done all of this on top of being a member of the reserve army.