Mayor Jim Watson, on behalf of the Governor General of Canada, presented the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 26 residents at a ceremony at City Hall. These residents were recognized for their exceptional volunteer achievements.
The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers is awarded to individuals who have made significant, sustained and unpaid contributions to their community in Canada or abroad. The medal, first presented by the Right Honourable David Johnston, former Governor General of Canada, in April 2016, is the highest volunteer honour in Canada.
The recipients are:
Rainbow Choi Lai Pun
William Paul Greensides
Richard Charles Martin
Mohd Jamal Alsharif
“Our recipients today have had a positive impact on their communities and our city as a whole. Volunteers enrich our lives and help make Ottawa the amazing city that it is. Their dedication and efforts are the backbone of our fundraisers, community programs, festivals and other special initiatives and events.”
Mayor Jim Watson