This month we are pleased to recognize Jarvis Sheridan as our local Hero. Many of you may know Jarvis as the highly recognized managing partner of O’Connor Macleod Hanna, a local legal firm. However, in Jarvis’ other life he has rewarded our community in a myriad of ways for decades. He has shared his expertise with many charities, arts and sports groups, political organizations and church congregations, in a calm, unassuming and talented manner that provokes both discussion and consensus. As a two-term chair of our local YMCA, he led the organization in its considerable growth and had a positive effect on so many of our local citizens.

Jarvis has been a member of the board of the Crieff Hills community, an organization that provides en eco-friendly place for spiritual renewal and leadership development. In addition, Jarvis served as a board member and President of the Oakville Arts Council, founding member of the Oakville Children’s Choir, founding Chair of Halton Peel Enterprise Development, Campaign Chair for six federal elections, commercial account executive for the United Way of Oakville and a member of a private sector Research Ethics Board. In 1995, Jarvis was named Oakville Business Person of the Year. Furthermore, Jarvis managed to find time to coach minor baseball teams and sit on the board of the Way Nui O Kanaka Outrigger Canoe Club.

Jarvis has a passion for Canadian history and in 1992 wrote a paper, “A Brief Constitutional History of Canada,” which is continually updated. He has done a great deal of public speaking on the topic. Jarvis leads by example and does not expect accolades for his community service. He lives by the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “Somewhere along the way we must learn there is nothing greater than to do something for others.” We are honoured to recognize Jarvis and thank him for all he does for the Oakville Community.

This is an excerpt from the May edition of “AROUND THE 16 MILE – celebrating our town”, the monthly newsletter by Saunders, Saxton & Winter focusing on Oakville, Ontario.  If you’d like to receive our monthly newsletter automatically via email just fill in the form below.  To receive this specific newsletter please contact and be sure to include the title of this post so we know which newsletter to send you.
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