July 17, 2017
MP Petitpas Taylor and Senator Hartling to Recognize Outstanding Canadians for Canada 150
In this year of 2017, the Government of Canada and the Senate is marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation with a year-long celebration from coast to coast to coast. Canada 150 supports the renewal of community infrastructure as well as a broad range of events and activities that will highlight four pillars of the Canadian identity:
1) Diversity and Inclusion 2) Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples 3) Youth Engagement and Leadership 4) Environmental Stewardship
As part of these special commemorations, the Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and the Honourable Senator Nancy J. Hartling, Senator for New Brunswick, will be joining efforts to recognize some outstanding members from their own communities.
MP Petitpas Taylor will be awarding twenty (20) limited edition Sesquicentennial Pins to recognize local community members who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and have made significant contributions to one or more of the four pillars. Adding to the prestige of this award, these pins are made from recycled sheets of copper that formerly rested on the roof of Canada’s Parliament.
Senator Hartling will be awarding twelve (12) special Senate of Canada medals to extraordinary individuals who have been thoroughly involved in their communities and, who through their generosity, their dedication, volunteerism and hard work, have made Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe a better place. These special medals are made from antiqued bronze and bear both the Senate’s official coat of arms as well as an engraved depiction of the Senate chamber.
A selection committee consisting of outstanding individuals, each in their own right leading members of the community, will be created and this talented Selection Committee will be tasked with identifying from all nominations, 32 deserving recipients whom the community can celebrate together for Canada 150.
All are invited to nominate an individual who would be an ideal candidate for this special recognition. Selection will be based on demonstrated leadership in one of the four pillars of the Canada 150 celebration.
The nomination period opens on July 17, 2017 and closes August 30, 2017. Click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HVC9FWT
“As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our Confederation, we have before us a unique opportunity, unmatched in our history, not only to truly recognize the outstanding actions and accomplishments of our citizenry, but also to identify the common values and ideas which will help us as Canadians prosper over our next 150 years as a nation. Who will you nominate as an outstanding Canadian?”The Honourable Ginette Petitpas TaylorMember of Parliament, Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe
“As we celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, it is appropriate to acknowledge the contributions of individuals who have given their time and talent in furthering the goals of the four pillars of our Canadian identity.””
The Hon. Senator Nancy J. Hartling
Senate of Canada, New Brunswick
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The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C.
The Honourable Senator Nancy J. Hartling
Senate of Canada