Ser­vice awards

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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.guy­lau­ 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.

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