Callbeck, Hennessey, MacAulay to be invested into Order of P.E.I. in September
Heritage champion, former premier, educator to be invested into Order of Prince Edward Island.
Catherine Callbeck, Catherine Hennessey and Jim MacAulay have been named to the Order of Prince Edward Island.
The three were selected from 53 nominees for the honour, which recognizes Islanders who have shown individual excellence or outstanding leadership in their community and in their chosen occupation or profession.
It is the highest honour that a citizen of the province can receive.
Callbeck is a native of Central Bedeque and is the first woman to be elected premier of P.E.I. She has served in the House of Commons and the Senate, and is a recipient of the Order of Canada.
Hennessey, of Charlottetown, has been a champion of P.E.I.’s heritage and culture for decades, and is a former city councillor.
In the 1960s and ’70s, she was part of a group of researchers and advocates who were instrumental in the preservation of the Island’s landscapes and public spaces.
Hennessey received membership into the Order of Canada in 2001.
St. Peters Bay resident MacAulay’s teaching career spanned four decades, the majority spent at Morell Regional High School where he served as principal from 1969 to 1997.
MacAulay mentors many of his former students and continues to counsel many who struggle with addiction.
He has spearheaded major revitalization projects, including the transformation of the former St. Peter’s Consolidated School into the St. Peters Bay Complex.
The Order of P.E.I. will be presented at a special investiture ceremony in September at Government House in Charlottetown.
For more information on the Order of Prince Edward Island, visit: http://www.assembly. pe.ca/opei.