Har­bour Grace cou­ple re­ceives caring award

The Compass - - OPINION -

A mar­ried cou­ple from Har­bour Grace de­scribed as “ex­traor­di­nar­ily gen­er­ous and mu­si­cally tal­ented” have been pre­sented with the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s Caring Cana­dian Award.

Her­man and Ma­rina Har­ris were among 28 peo­ple from across the coun­try pre­sented with the award by Gov.-gen. David John­ston dur­ing a cer­e­mony at at Rideau Hall in Ot­tawa on April 17.

In a ci­ta­tion read out dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion, it was noted that Ma­rina and Her­man “have been de­vot­ing to their com­mu­nity for over 55 years. Ma­rina, ac­com­pa­nied by Her­man on the gui­tar, sings at per­for­mances held by nu­mer­ous char­i­ties and for var­i­ous fundrais­ing cam­paigns. In so do­ing, they have raised thou­sands of dol­lars and have brought joy and laugh­ter to peo­ple all over the prov­ince”

The cer­e­mony co­in­cided Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week.

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About the award

Cre­ated in 1995, the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s Caring Cana­dian Award rec­og­nizes liv­ing Cana­di­ans and per­ma­nent res­i­dents who have made a sig­nif­i­cant, sus­tained, un­paid con­tri­bu­tion to their com­mu­nity, in Canada or abroad. Of­ten work­ing be­hind the scenes, these in­di­vid­u­als vol­un­teer their time and ef­forts to help their fel­low cit­i­zens.

The award also brings to light the ex­am­ple set by vol­un­teers, whose com­pas­sion and en­gage­ment are a part of our Cana­dian char­ac­ter.

For more, visit www.gg.ca/caring.

Photo by Sgt Ron­ald Duch­esne, Rideau Hall

Her­man and Ma­rina Har­ris of Har­bour Grace are shown re­ceiv­ing their Caring Cana­dian Award from Gov.-gen. David John­ston (right) dur­ing a cer­e­mony at Rideau Hall in Ot­tawa on April 17.

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