St. Catharines natives honoured at New York gala

By Karena Walter
St. Catharines Standard

Extraordinary Canadians who make an impact both at home and abroad in the arts and business sectors are honoured at a prestigious New York City gala each year.

But what are the chances that the two 2019 honourees would both be St. Catharines natives?

"It was kind of an amazing statistical coincidence," said Dean Keyworth, president of the Canadian Association of New York by phone this week.

Photographer Edward Burtynsky and businessperson Michael Sabia were recognized with awards this month at the association's Maple Leaf Ball at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

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