Local volunteer to receive Sovereign’s Medal
A long-time Lethbridge volunteer is among the more than 40 people who are scheduled to be honoured today in Ottawa by Canada’s Governor General.
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 42 individuals this morning during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.
Among the recipients will be Imogen Pohl of Lethbridge. A news release says, “Over the past 10 years, in every community where she has lived, Imogen Pohl has been an active volunteer with Girl Guides Canada, Scouts Canada, the Royal Canadian Legion and the local food bank.”
The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. As an official Canadian honour, the Medal for Volunteers pays tribute to the dedication and exemplary commitment of volunteers.
Any person who is a Canadian citizen and who has made significant, sustained and unpaid contributions to their community in Canada or abroad is eligible.
Anyone can nominate a volunteer by submitting an online nomination at
caring.gg.ca in a few simple steps. There is no deadline for submissions. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis.