For Immediate Release
(Grand Bay-Westfield) – Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, presented awards today to recognize outstanding individuals in the riding who demonstrate exceptional leadership or volunteerism in their respective communities. The awards ceremony, held at the Centrum in Grand Bay-Westfield, highlighted the contributions of recipients, representing communities throughout the riding. MP Ludwig presented each recipient with a limited edition Canada150 Sesquicentennial pin.
This pin incorporates the original copper which covered the roofs of Canada’s Parliament Buildings from 1918 to 1996.
“Volunteers and Community Leaders across the riding give countless hours of their time to strengthen our communities,” said Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest. “It is an honour to be able to recognize and celebrate the tremendous contribution they make to their communities with these awards.”
The awards were introduced as part of the Canada150 Celebrations. In addition to the community volunteerism and leadership category, other recipients were recognized specifically for their work in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, Youth Engagement and Leadership, and Environmental Stewardship.
Nominators were asked to describe in 250 words, the nominees qualities, traits, and accomplishments and how they demonstrate excellence. Nominees were nominated by two nominators; many of whom were in attendance at the ceremony.
“These recipients give their time and talents selflessly,” added Ludwig. “They set an example for how all Canadians can aspire to be the best citizens we can be.”
Download list of recipients: Canada 150 Community Leadership Award Recipients
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