Burin har­bour su­per­vi­sor awarded DFO’s Prix d’Ex­cel­lence

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - SALTWIRE NET­WORK BURIN, NL

Mar­guerite Drake of the Har­bour Author­ity of Burin has been awarded the 2016 na­tional Prix d’Ex­cel­lence in the cat­e­gory of na­tional in­di­vid­ual com­mit­ment.

The Prix d’Ex­cel­lence is one of the most pres­ti­gious awards pre­sented by the Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Oceans (DFO). It hon­ours teams and in­di­vid­u­als who have made ex­em­plary con­tri­bu­tions to the suc­cess of the depart­ment’s har­bour author­ity pro­gram.

Drake has been the har­bour su­per­vi­sor and book­keeper for the har­bour of Burin since 2003.

For the last seven years, she has played a key role in the de­vel­op­ment of a men­tor­ing pro­gram to pro­vide hands-on fi­nan­cial train­ing to har­bour author­ity mem­bers across the prov­ince.

“I would like to ex­press my ap­pre­ci­a­tion and thanks for be­ing be­stowed with such an hon­our,” Drake said in a news re­lease.

“I am grate­ful for the hard work of my ded­i­cated col­leagues in mak­ing the small craft har­bour net­work in New­found­land and Labrador what it is to­day.”

Pub­lic Ser­vices and Pro­cure­ment Min­is­ter Judy Foote pre­sented Drake with the award on Thurs­day on be­half of fed­eral Fish­eries Min­is­ter Do­minic LeBlanc.

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Pub­lic Ser­vices and Pro­cure­ment Min­is­ter Judy Foote, left, pre­sented Burin har­bour su­per­vi­sor Mar­guerite Drake with DFO’s Prix d’Ex­cel­lence in the cat­e­gory of na­tional in­di­vid­ual com­mit­ment on Thurs­day.

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