Perry Dellelce, LLB 1990, joined an exclusive group of Sudburians when he was awarded the Paul Harris Award by The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers.
The Paul Harris awards were established in memory of the founder of Rotary Paul Harris. They acknowledge significant humanitarian efforts that embody the Rotary motto “Service above Self”.
Dellelce, who was born and raised in Sudbury, has made significant contributions to Canadian health care, education and athletics.
“For the most part, our life is in Toronto,” Dellelce said in a release. “My wife Sue and I have raised our family in Toronto, our children attend school in Toronto, my career is in Toronto, however, our family still calls Sudbury our home. We return home regularly and our immediate families are residents of Sudbury. We are fiercely proud of our Sudbury roots.”
“To be honoured by a Sudbury-based organization, The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers for our contributions to the community is truly awesome,” he continued. “I could never have imagined that such an honour would be bestowed upon us. I refer to ‘us’ because our commitment to Sudbury is a family effort; one that Sue and I intend to continue well into the future. Sudbury has been very good to us. We love our hometown of Sudbury.”
Dellelce is a founder and managing partner of Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, one of Canada’s leading corporate finance and transactional law firms. He practise in the areas of securities, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Awards are not limited to Sudbury locals. Past winners include former U.S. presidents, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher and many other world leaders. Locally, Janice Foligno, Ivan Wheale, Tom Davies, Joe Drago, Bishop Carter and Dr. George Walker have received the award.
You can read more, as well as get information on the Toronto Celebrates Sudbury fundraiser dinner, in this Sudbury Star article.