Dr. Vid Persaud was honoured as the recipient of the Sid Slonim Memorial Award at the Rady JCC Annual General Meeting held last night (December 16).
The award is named in memory of Sid Slonim, a long time member of the Rady JCC. This honour is given annually to the member who like Sid distinguished himself as someone who has worked tirelessly for the betterment of the members.
Morley Slonim (Sid’s Son), Ross Slonim (Sid’s Brother) and Executive Director Rob Berkowits present Dr. Vid Persaud with the Sid Slonim Memorial Award
Vid was born in British Guiana (Guyana), South America and, after high school, left home at the age of 16 years for studies in England and Germany. After medical studies and internship, he returned to Guyana, and later Jamaica, where he was employed as a physician and university professor.
In 1972, Vid immigrated to Canada in order to assume an academic and research position in the medical faculty of the University of Manitoba. Following early retirement, he was made an Emeritus Professor. Now living a simple but active life with modest pursuits, including mornings spent at the Rady JCC in the pool, exercising in Sid’s group, and “schmoozing” with his many friends.
Vid and his wife Gisela met at university 57 years ago, and they have a son and twin girls. Both Vid and Gisela are committed members of the Rady JCC from the very beginning, a privilege which they cherish.
Congratulations and Thank You Dr. Persaud for everything you do.