Senate Sesquicentennial Medal Award 2017
Senate 150 Medal Awards
Ottawa, November 29 2017
As part of special commemorations surrounding Canada's Sesquicentennial, the Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and the Honourable Senator Nancy J. Hartling, Senator for New Brunswick, joined efforts in recognizing some outstanding members from their communities. MP Petitpas Taylor awarded twenty limited edition Sesquicentennial Pins recognizing local community members who demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to their community.
Senator Hartling, awarded twelve special Senate of Canada medals to extraordinary individuals, all of whom have deep roots in the Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe region but whose contributions have also had an impact throughout the province of New Brunswick. A selection committee was created consisting of outstanding individuals, each in their own right leading members of the community, and this talented Selection Committee was tasked with identifying from all nominations, 32 deserving recipients whom the community will celebrate together for Canada 150.
All members of the community were invited to nominate individuals whom they felt were ideal candidates for this special recognition and the selection of the honourees was based on demonstrated leadership in one or more of the four pillars of the Canada 150 celebration.
Biographies of each recipient may be found here.
Additional photos of the award ceremony at the Aberdeen Centre, Moncton, September 15 2017.