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The medal, which was awarded to Ticker by Minister of the Environment and Thornhill Member of Parliament Peter Kent, was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne and honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
In addition to running his busy law practice focused on estate litigation, mediation and estate administration, Ticker volunteers extensively in the community. Ticker has volunteered serving meals to the homeless over the last several years through the Out of the Cold program and is on a panel of lawyers providing pro bono wills to cancer patients through Wellspring Toronto. He also helps out with passport clinics for constituents in Thornhill.
Ticker is also a past board member and past president of Beit Rayim Synagogue, chair of the synagogue’s cemetery committee and former recipient of the synagogue’s volunteer of the year award. He has also worked as a volunteer for food drives, delivering Passover food packages.
Ticker’s passion is playing keyboards with his band The Faded Genes. The band has played at various charity events in the Greater Toronto Area and Barrie.
“Volunteering has become part of my daily life. Volunteering has enriched my life as I find the experience so uplifting and energizing – as the saying goes it is better to give than to receive. I have also made lasting friendships with other volunteers. I am honoured to receive this medal and I accept it on behalf all Canadians who volunteer and give back to the community,” says Ticker.