Darlene Buchanan and Gordon Rosborough are Peterborough’s Grandparents of the Year

Community Care Peterborough has been encouraging children to nominate a special older person for the past 33 years

One of Peterborough's two Grandparents of the Year, Gordon Rosborough of Selwyn Township (pictured rear left with his wife Doris) and his nominator Natalie Grace Garbutt (front right) with siblings Issac and Ethan. Darlene Buchanan of Havelock (not pictured) was also named Grandparent of the Year. (Photo courtesy of Community Care Peterborough)
One of Peterborough's two Grandparents of the Year, Gordon Rosborough of Selwyn Township (pictured rear left with his wife Doris) and his nominator Natalie Grace Garbutt (front right) with siblings Issac and Ethan. Darlene Buchanan of Havelock (not pictured) was also named Grandparent of the Year. (Photo courtesy of Community Care Peterborough)

Peterborough’s Grandparents of the Year are Darlene Buchanan of Havelock and Gordon Rosborough of Selwyn Township.

For the past 33 years, Community Care has encouraged students from grade 2 through 6 in the City and County of Peterborough to nominate a grandparent or a special older person in their life for the Grandparent of the Year award.

This year, Community Care received 60 nominations from area children.

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“The children shared so many wonderful stories and artwork with us,” says Community Care executive director Belair. “It is always difficult for the judges to choose.”

Two awards are presented: one for primary division (grades 2 and 3) and one for junior division (grades 4 to 6). There are also two honourable mentions in each category.

The top three nominees in the primary level were Darlene Buchanan (nominated by Ali Buchanan), Jack Berry (nominated by Wynn Jack Jennings), and Donna and Harold Wall (nominated by Katelyn Wrigley).

One of Peterborough's two Grandparents of the Year, Darlene Buchanan of Havelock (fifth from right), with her nominator  Ali Buchanan (third from right). Other members of the Buchanan family pictured from left to right: Steve, Marilyn, Bradley, Wayne, Cameron, Tammy, and Devin. Gordon Rosborough of Selwyn Township (not pictured) was also named Grandparent of the Year. (Photo courtesy of Community Care Peterborough)
One of Peterborough’s two Grandparents of the Year, Darlene Buchanan of Havelock (fifth from right), with her nominator Ali Buchanan (third from right). Other members of the Buchanan family pictured from left to right: Steve, Marilyn, Bradley, Wayne, Cameron, Tammy, and Devin. Gordon Rosborough of Selwyn Township (not pictured) was also named Grandparent of the Year. (Photo courtesy of Community Care Peterborough)

In the junior division, the top three nominees were Gordon Rosborough (nominated by Natalie Grace Garbutt), Paul Mooney (nominated by Mateo Mooney), and Amber Reid (nominated by Locklin Weight).

The title sponsor of the event is Nexicom and the media sponsor is YourTV Peterborough-Lindsay, which produced a video of the virtual awards ceremony (see below).

VIDEO: Grandparent of the Year award ceremony

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