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24 SUMMER 2017 | TENNISONTARIO.com DIANE KRIKSCIUNAS O n Friday, March 31, 2017, OTA Board Member, Diane Kriksciunas (see photo left), was presented with the Government of Ontario "Leading Women Building Communities" Award. Soo Wong, MPP Scarborough-Agincourt (see photo right) and The Honourable Maria Minna, P.C. Former Federal Member of Parliament & Minister of International Cooperation, presented Diane with the Certificate of Recognition and a congratulatory letter from the Minister of the Status of Women. The Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Program acknowledges and celebrates women and girls who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities through volunteer work. Diane received the award for her contribution through tennis in both the North York and Scarborough communities, including her promotion and support of progressive tennis in community centres and elementary schools (including at Lynngate Junior Public school, where she is Principal). You can find out more about Diane, her school and the OTA Schools Program by watching the following video https:// youtu.be/CN40lrMCVQ8 Diane joined the Board of Directors of the North York Tennis Association (NYTA) in December 2009, and has served as President of the NYTA from 2013 to 2017 and has also served on the Board of Directors of the OTA as Chair of the North York region since 2013. She has been a member of the City of Toronto Tennis Liaison Committee since 2014. Since 2015, Diane has also served on the Executive Committee of the Scarborough Tennis Federation (STF). Congratulations and thanks go to Diane for her contribution to school tennis. For more information on this prestigious award please visit online citizenship.gov.on.ca. AWARDS BY PAM OLLEY

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