Saturday, April 12, over a hundred people were at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre to witness the conferment of leading Women Leading Girls awards to eighteen outstanding women from the Ottawa region. Organised and presided over by our ever-hard working MPP and Minister of Correctional Affiars Yasir Naqvi, it was an opportunity to honour these remarkable women who give of their time to the service of others. No one was more remarkable than our own Sarah Onyango, community leader, volunteer extraordinaire, Sarah represents the ultimate role model for the national capital’s black community. Always in demand as MC for community events, the fluently bilingual Sarah someohow finds time after her day job as translator with CPAC TV station, to serve on the Board of Black History Ottawa as Community Outreach officer, producer and lead with CHUO FM radio station (“Black on Black” and Afrika Revisited), producer for Rogers Cable TV, columnist for Black Ottawa Scene, member of National Black Business and Professional Network (NB2PN) and the Black Women’s Civic Engagement Network (BWCEN). More remarkable is the fact that Sarah does not drive; she takes the bus or walks (!) to every one of the numerous venues where community events are held. This young woman continues to amaze all those whose lives have been touched by her very presence. Bravo Sarah!