The fifth annual Mike Delaney Memorial Award was presented at Tagwi Secondary School’s graduation ceremonies in Avonmore on June 25, 2014.

The Mike Delaney Memorial Award was created to honour an individual who worked tirelessly to provide for his family, for his business and for his community. Undeniably an unsung hero, Mike never sought recognition or thanks for his many generous acts.

The award is presented solely at Tagwi Secondary School’s graduation ceremonies in Avonmore. This is done to honour the commitment Mike made to his local community and to recognize the valuable relationship he cultivated with the Tagwi family.

Selected by the graduation committee, the recipient is an individual who seeks to assist others in need and who emulates Mike’s genuine sense of care and compassion for others, without personal reward or recognition. The student must also be in pursuit of furthering his or her education at the college or university level, for which the bursary is to assist.

Pictured at left is Diana Delaney-Begg presenting the award to Hanna Mullin. Diana represents the third generation of Delaney family members who have been involved in the school bus transportation business since 1948.

Delaney Bus Lines Limited is a family owned and operated business located in Avonmore, Ontario. Delaney provides school bus, highway coach and specialized transportation services throughout the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry as well as the cities of Cornwall and Ottawa.