While the federal government will not award medals for the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Guy Lauzon will.
Citing “public enthusiasm for such tradition,” the MP for Stormont- Dundas- South Glengarry is launching the SDSG Canada 150 Service Medal, a commemoration medal in recognition of riding residents who have made outstanding contributions to their community.
Nomination packages are available online at www.guylauzon.ca and are also being distributed through a mailer which should be arriving in the coming week. “There are many ways people enrich the lives of others and we want to celebrate their contributions,” says Mr. Lauzon. Nominations will be reviewed by an independent volunteer panel who will recommend recipients to MP Lauzon’s office. The number of recipients is limited to 150 in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary. To respect the privacy of nominees, all nominations will be kept confidential and request nominators do the same.
The nominee must be an individual who resides within the SDSG. The activities earning the nomination must have been conducted for the benefit of the community through volunteerism, sports, arts or other community building activities. The medal cannot be given posthumously.
One cannot nominate oneself, one’s spouse or a member of one’s immediate family and no one on the volunteer panel selecting recipients may nominate an individual.
Nominations must received by 5 p.m. June 9.
Selections will be made by June 16. Recipients will be notified by phone before June 23. Medals will be presented at Canada Day festivities.