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Phil Green Recognition Award Goes to Frank Toth – Devoted to Keeping Older Adults Active

Local government | September 10, 2014

Today City Council awarded Frank Toth with the Phil Green Recognition Award for 2013. The Mississauga resident is committed to keeping fit and spreading the word about active transportation in the city, especially among older adults.

The Phil Green Recognition Award is presented annually by the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC) to a person or persons who show exemplary effort to the cause of promoting or furthering cycling or other forms of sustainable transportation in the City of Mississauga.

“Frank Toth is the epitome of an active older adult,” said Jeff Wachman, chair of the MCAC.  “He is a remarkable example of someone who is determined to keep seniors active through cycling and walking in Mississauga. He is also a volunteer on Community Rides and through his own social group – the GTA West Outdoors Group which plans various walking and cycling events.”

Wachman explained Toth cycled as a child but stopped after an accident when he was 10-years-old. He got back on a bike when he was 71 and hasn’t looked back since. Today at 78-years-old, he is committed to encouraging older adults to keep fit by maintaining an active lifestyle.

“Citizens like Frank Toth are so inspirational in supporting the City’s work to increase cycling and walking for travel throughout the community,” said Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, manager, Active Transportation Office.

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