Thursday evening (Oct 26) I had the great honour of hosting the the ninth annual Red Cross Power of Humanity Gala which celebrates humanitarians in our community. The event was held at the Regina Ramada Hotel. The Humanitarian of the Year award recipients this year were Paul and Carol Hill while Jonah Toth was named the Regina Young Humanitarian of the year.
Inspiring stories of these people were told last night proving to be very emotional from some in the crowd. The first award was given to Jonah Toth who’s only 19 years old and currently attending the University of Toronto. His passion for giving back and helping his fellow man started in grade six when he raised funds for Telemiracle. From that moment he was hooked! He went on to help found the Me to We chapter in his school, started feeding less fortunate Regina families, supported health initiatives in China and India and will soon be starting a new organization dedicated to youth empowerment. Way to go Jonah!
Paul and Carol Hill have worked tirelessly to make Regina a better place. They support many community and education initiatives in the city with emphasis on education. For the Hills, education is vitally important which is one of the reasons why they founded the Mother Teresa Middle School which helps inner city youth in grades six, seven, and eight and continue to support them through high school and eventually, University. The One Life Makes a Difference charity is also an initiative from the Hills which helps less fortunate students get an education.
Hats off to the Red Cross of Saskatchewan, their organizing committee, and all the sponsors for making this inspiring evening possible in Regina.