George Morasse- Recreation & Leisure Services 1970
2007 Community Services Recipient
Even in retirement after a 30-year career, Mohawk College graduate George Morasse gets the job done for Hamilton children and youth.
As a Community Centre Supervisor with the City of Hamilton for three decades, George was the driving force behind city-run recreation centres in neighbourhoods throughout Hamilton. George hired, trained and mentored hundreds of staff and championed high-quality programs that strengthened the physical and emotional health of children and youth who considered the rec centres their second home.
In retirement, George has served on the Board of Directors for Today's Family - Early Learning and Child Care for the past seven years. George has reviewed the organization's constitution and bylaws and led the restructuring of the adventure camp program. Drawing on his career with the City of Hamilton, George forged new community partnerships for Today's Family with Tim Horton's Camps, Hamilton YWCA, the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, Bronte Creek Park and the Immigrant Culture and Art Association.
George has also volunteered on the boards of the Mohawk College Alumni Association and Hamilton Crime Stoppers. He continues to teach self-defense and karate classes, organize charity golf tournaments and serve as a volunteer tutor, hockey coach and fundraiser.