Together We Are Stronger®

Dilara and Aydin Leamen
Rare Disease Impact on Kids

Aydin & Dilaria talk about life living with Epilepsy. Aydin is an 8 year old living with Epilepsy and Dilaria is his sister. They are advocates for Epilepsy and is passionate about sharing their stories to help make a difference for others. 

Steve Parish

Town of Ajax

Leon Presner
Past President: Rotary Club of Pickering

Introduction: Carion Fenn, President Carion Fenn Foundation

Dave Ryan
Mayor, City of Pickering
Presenter: Carion Fenn Award for Bravery & Courage


Tribute to my Mom

Meagan pay tribute to her Mom for all that she has gone through over the years with living with Syringomyelia. 

Steve Parish was appointed as Mayor of the Town of Ajax in December 1995. He is the longest serving Mayor in the Town's history, having been re-elected to the position in each of the Municipal Elections, from 1997 to 2014. Mr. Parish was first elected to Ajax Town Council in 1980 and held a number of positions thereafter, including: Councillor, Ward 2 (1980 to 1982), Councillor, Ward 3 (1992 to 1994) and Regional Councillor (1994 to 1995).

Thank you to our Speakers for helping to make this Event Great. 

Mayor Dave Ryan and his wife Anne have lived in Pickering since 1985, where they raised their two daughters, and now their three granddaughters.

He was first elected to Pickering City Council in 1994. In 2003, he retired from a 33-year career in general business and management at IBM when he was elected Mayor of Pickering. On October 27, 2014, he was re-elected for a fourth consecutive term. Upon completion of this term of office, Dave Ryan will be the longest serving Mayor in Pickering's history.