Peterborough labour activist Marion Burton receives Scholfield Award of Community Distinction

April 19, 2018

Longtime Peterborough labour activist Marion Burton is this year’s winner of the Scholfield Award of Community Distinction.

Presented by the United Way Peterborough and District since 2004, the award recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding contributions and ability to mobilize change within the community. Longtime philanthropists Paul and Ina Scholfield were the first recipients in 2004.

Burton received her award on Thursday morning at the United Way’s office.

“It’s a great honour. I know the award has been in the community for a number of years, and some really great people that really give a lot to the community have been recognized. To receive this award is a great moment for me,” Burton said.


The Peterborough and District Labour Council (PDLC) is the central body of union locals in the Peterborough area (Peterborough County plus Omemee) who are affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

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