The City of Charlottetown’s annual Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards honoured seven individuals recently who have made outstanding contributions to the community.
"The people that we are recognizing are a big part of the reason that we live in such a great city," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "These are citizens who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of the community and to improving the lives of others. They are an inspiration and have earned great admiration and respect, which is why we want to honour them with an award and a formal ‘thank-you’ not only from all of us at City Hall, but also from their family, friends and fellow citizens."
The 2016 Citizen Recognition Awards were presented to:
• Carole Anne French – for her long-time support of Special Olympics PEI and dedication to the success of the organization and the athletes.
• Matthew Handrahan – for serving as a positive role model in the community and an ambassador of the CHAMP program and The War Amps.
• Ken Molyneaux – for his commitment and dedication to sport and for volunteering to ensure local events and programs remain successful for the enjoyment of others.
• Phoenix Campbell and Logan MacKinnon – for promoting a love of reading and supporting the Reading Town Tiny Libraries through their initiative Micro Library Mobile.
• Westley Hood – for serving as "the ultimate" Children’s Wish Foundation ambassador, raising close to $250,000 during his 25 years of volunteering with the local chapter.
• Donna Profit – for dedicating decades to improving the quality of life in the city by volunteering with numerous organizations including the Red Cross, Bluephins, the Island Games Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and many others.
The 19th Annual David Eli MacEachern Scholarship was presented to Jenna Mae Ellsworth. Some of the criteria for the scholarship includes: dedication to excellence in sports; demonstrating good sportsmanship; a passion for learning and excellence; and continuing education in a field of study that relates to sports.
The scholarship and the Citizen Recognition Awards were handed out at a special ceremony held on Thursday, June 9, along with the recognition of long-serving employees of the City of Charlottetown. The 2016 honourees are as follows:
20-Year Pin (Pewter)
Deputy Chief Bradley MacConnell
Sergeant David Pound
Sergeant Christopher Watts
Corporal Jennifer McCarron
Corporal Dean Field
Corporal Sean Coombs
Constable Todd Sutcliffe
Constable Timothy Keizer
Constable Robert MacGregor
Constable David Flynn
Constable Gregory Misener
Constable Stephen Gallant
Constable Darren MacDougall
Constable Ross Davies
St. Clair Mullally
25-Year Pin (Bronze)
30-year Pin (Silver)
35-Year Pin (Gold)
Constable Michael Kennedy
Martin Stearns, Water and Sewer Utility
Bill Clair, Water and Sewer Utility
Ira Birt, Planning and Heritage
Sergeant Tom Clow, Police Services
Craig Walker, Water and Sewer Utility
Donna Waddell, Administration
Photo cutline: The 19th Annual David Eli MacEachern Scholarship was presented to Jenna Mae Ellsworth by Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee at the City of Charlottetown Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards on Thursday, June 9. Some of the criteria for the scholarship includes: dedication to excellence in sports; demonstrating good sportsmanship; a passion for learning and excellence; and continuing education in a field of study that relates to sports. (Patricia Bourque photo)
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