Gov­er­nor Gen­eral to hon­our P.K. Sub­ban

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

OT­TAWA — De­fence­man P.K. Sub­ban will re­ceive an hon­our from Gov. Gen. David John­ston to ac­knowl­edge his char­i­ta­ble work.

The for­mer Mon­treal Canadiens star will be given a Mer­i­to­ri­ous Ser­vice Dec­o­ra­tion (civil di­vi­sion) while 12 oth­ers will re­ceive the Sov­er­eign’s Medal for Vol­un­teers in a cer­e­mony on Wed­nes­day in the P.K. Sub­ban Atrium at the Mon­treal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

Sub­ban was traded to Nashville last year and on Thurs­day will play his first game in Mon­treal since the deal.

On Sept. 15, 2015, Sub­ban pledged to raise $10 mil­lion over seven years through a pro­gram called P.K.’s Help­ing Hand to aid fam­i­lies strug­gling fi­nan­cially due to a child’s ill­ness. The hos­pi­tal named its atrium for the Toronto na­tive to mark what it called “the big­gest phil­an­thropic com­mit­ment by a sports fig­ure in Cana­dian his­tory.”

Sub­ban vowed to hon­our the pledge af­ter he was traded on June 29.

The award is in­tended to “rec­og­nize the ex­traor­di­nary peo­ple who make Canada proud. Their acts are of­ten in­no­va­tive, set an ex­am­ple or model for oth­ers to fol­low, or re­spond to a par­tic­u­lar chal­lenge faced by a com­mu­nity. Re­cip­i­ents in­spire oth­ers through their mo­ti­va­tion to find so­lu­tions to spe­cific and press­ing needs or pro­vide an im­por­tant ser­vice to their com­mu­nity or coun­try.”

MARK J. TER­RILL, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

P.K. Sub­ban will re­ceive an hon­our from Gov. Gen. David John­son to ac­knowl­edge his char­i­ta­ble work.

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