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Nominees Announced for Canada 150 Award

The names of the nominees for the Hastings–Lennox and Addington Canada 150 Award presented by M.P. Mike Bossio are now released! Thank you to everyone who sent in a nomination form.

The awards come in the form of 20 pins made from copper from the roof of the parliament of Canada. Every MP has received 20, and he or she can present them in any way she or he chooses. Mike Bossio has chosen a non-partisan process that awards “service to country or community.” Within this overarching criterion, nominees could have individual criteria including but not limited to any one or more of the following (in alphabetical order):

  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Heroism
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Work toward combatting poverty
  • Work toward ending discrimination
  • Work toward gender equality
  • Work toward Indigenous Reconciliation
  • Work toward rural community sustainability

There are 68 distinguished nominees, with 77 unique nomination papers having been filed by the deadline. The recipients of the award are chosen by an independent panel of 5 judges, who “are asked to have regard to gender balance, diversity, and regional representation in the awarding of the pins.” The 20 awards will be presented in Napanee on September 11th, with all 68 nominees also to be acknowledged during the ceremony.

THE NOMINEES

In alphabetical order by last name

  • Donna Abrams, Newburgh
  • Trever Abrams, Newburgh
  • Kevin Alkenbrack, Napanee
  • Karen Bailey, Madoc
  • Fred Bendell, Stirling
  • Jessica Boomhower, Bath
  • Jo-Anne Carrol, Gilmour
  • Cortwright Christian, Napanee
  • Vivian Collver, Marmora
  • Bob Cottrell, Newburgh
  • Barbara Czerwinski, Bancroft
  • Don DeGenova, Tweed
  • Kelsey Verna Elizabeth Dillabough, Bancroft
  • Cora Epping, Bancroft
  • Chris Faiers, Marmora
  • Don Fenwick, Enterprise
  • Hugh Finlay, Napanee
  • Rosemary Finlay, Napanee
  • Nicole Flynn, Madoc
  • Laura Forth, Marmora
  • Eric Fry, Roslin
  • Charles Gordon, Madoc
  • Rachelle Hardesty, Tweed
  • Alice Haveman, Madoc
  • Dr. Melissa Holowaty, Marmora
  • Hans Honegger, Tamworth
  • Joe Hudacin, Bath
  • Rachel Hughes, Cannifton
  • Robin Hutcheon, Tamworth
  • Cathie Jones, Marmora
  • Larry Keech, Yarker
  • Brock Kerby, Madoc
  • Jonnie Ann Lovell, Tweed
  • Colleen MacAlister, Marmora
  • Amy Mack, Napanee
  • Vern Mackey, Foxboro
  • Chief R. Donald Maracle, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
  • Robert Marriott, Napanee
  • Barb Matteucci, Stirling
  • Tracy McGibbon, L’Amable
  • Dr. John McKinney, Napanee
  • Rick Meagher, Belleville
  • Evan Morton, Tweed
  • Ron Nowell, Cloyne
  • Mark Oliver, Tamworth
  • Cathy Palmer, Napanee
  • Winifred Perryman, Corbyville
  • Rick Phillips, Plainfield
  • André Philpot, Marmora
  • Bill Piersen, Napanee
  • Sherry Pringle, Napanee
  • Garry Riebertz, Napanee
  • Shannon Riebertz, Napanee
  • Barry Robinson, Napanee
  • Audrey Ross, Tweed
  • Janet Scott, Stella
  • Katherine Sedgwick, Queensborough
  • Joey Shulman, Maynooth
  • Tom Simpson, Madoc
  • James A Smith, Marmora
  • Maria Stebelsky, Napanee
  • Keith Stephenson, Plainfield
  • Ada Tinney, Bancroft
  • Margaret Walsh, Tyendinaga/Napanee
  • Allan Whitfield, Napanee
  • Denice Wilkins, Tweed
  • Steve Wilkins, Bancroft
  • Ellen Wilson, Madoc

THE INDEPENDENT JUDGES

In alphabetical order by last name

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Ms. Suzanne Brant is President of the First Nations Technical Institute. She has provided consultant services to the Chiefs of Ontario, Corrections Canada and Loyalist College, in addition to mentoring and counselling Indigenous students and clients at Loyalist and Kagita Mikam.

 

 

Hastings

Mr. Patrick Johnston C.M. of Lonsdale is a Member of the Order of Canada. He spent 40 years working for a range of charitable and philanthropic organizations, mostly national organizations that range from the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy to the Canadian Council on Social Development.

 

Hastings

Master Corporal Jarod Preston of Tweed serves in the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment. He was raised on a 3rd generation farm in Hastings County, and after graduating from Centre Hastings Secondary School on the honour roll, he is pursuing a career in the construction industry, and will be getting married to his high school sweetheart, Natalie, this September. He looks forward to acknowledging deserving individuals in our riding in celebration of Canada’s 150th.

Lennox & Addington

Ambassador (Ret’d) John Schram of Amherst Island is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs; a Senior Fellow at the Queen’s  Centre for International and Defence Policy; formerly Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, Botswana, and Sierra Leone; and formerly Ambassador to Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, Zimbabwe, and Angola.

Lennox & Addington

Ms. Mary-Lou Sonneveld of Napanee sits on the board of directors for the Napanee District Community Foundation and is involved with the United Church Women’s Group. She is a Past President of the Lioness Club of Napanee with over 25 years of service. She was a councillor for the Town of Greater Napanee, and has been involved in minor hockey and the fair board. She and her husband John have farmed in the area for the past 54 years.