The Mayor of Charlottetown extends congratulations to the 11 Islanders being recognized by the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston at an awards ceremony held on Wednesday, July 13 in Halifax.
The ceremony recognizes individuals for excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service. Several Islanders were awarded with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, including: Colleen Bannon, Michelle Blanchard, Ricky Burns, Edmond and Zita Gallant, Stu MacFadyen, Donald McLeod, Sarah Paynter, Kaitlyn Reher and Bill Whelan. Penny Walsh-McGuire also received the Meritorious Service Medal (civil division).
The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country and celebrates a wide range of voluntary contributions. As an official honour created by the Crown, the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers is part of the Canadian Honours System. The program has incorporated and replaced the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.
"I want to congratulate all the recipients of the Governor General Awards, especially those receiving the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers," says Mayor Clifford Lee. "Volunteerism is an important aspect in our tight knit community and we applaud everyone who was recognized at yesterday’s ceremony. These individuals have dedicated a tremendous amount of time within their communities and their dedication of service is an inspiration to all."
To learn more about the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, visit: https://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=16147&lan=eng
City of Charlottetown