Lo­cal vol­un­teer to re­ceive Sovereign’s Medal

Lethbridge Herald - - HOMETOWN NEWS | COMMUNITY NEWS -

A long-time Leth­bridge vol­un­teer is among the more than 40 peo­ple who are sched­uled to be hon­oured to­day in Ot­tawa by Canada’s Gover­nor Gen­eral.

In cel­e­bra­tion of Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week, Her Ex­cel­lency the Right Hon­ourable Julie Payette, Gover­nor Gen­eral of Canada, will present the Sovereign’s Medal for Vol­un­teers to 42 in­di­vid­u­als this morn­ing dur­ing a cer­e­mony at Rideau Hall.

Among the re­cip­i­ents will be Imo­gen Pohl of Leth­bridge. A news re­lease says, “Over the past 10 years, in ev­ery com­mu­nity where she has lived, Imo­gen Pohl has been an ac­tive vol­un­teer with Girl Guides Canada, Scouts Canada, the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion and the lo­cal food bank.”

The Sovereign’s Medal for Vol­un­teers rec­og­nizes the ex­cep­tional vol­un­teer achieve­ments of Cana­di­ans from across the coun­try in a wide range of fields. As an of­fi­cial Cana­dian hon­our, the Medal for Vol­un­teers pays trib­ute to the ded­i­ca­tion and ex­em­plary com­mit­ment of vol­un­teers.

Any per­son who is a Cana­dian cit­i­zen and who has made sig­nif­i­cant, sus­tained and un­paid con­tri­bu­tions to their com­mu­nity in Canada or abroad is el­i­gi­ble.

Any­one can nom­i­nate a vol­un­teer by sub­mit­ting an on­line nom­i­na­tion at

car­ing.gg.ca in a few sim­ple steps. There is no dead­line for sub­mis­sions. Nom­i­na­tions are ac­cepted on an on­go­ing ba­sis.

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