Wednesday, May 14, 2014

VIDEO: Governor General Visits Mahone Bay

Eleven people including nine from Lunenburg County have been recognized for their hard work and compassion in their community. Governor General David Johnston presented Caring Canadian awards during a ceremony in Mahone Bay on Wednesday. The award was first established in 1995 to recognize volunteers. One of the recipients, Jim Barkhouse of Chester, says it was a great surprise.

Other award winners are from New Ross, New Germany, Chester Basin and Tancook Island. The Smart and Caring Community Fund also received $125,000 to help mobilize residents, organizations and resources in Lunenburg County. The following people received the awards:

Leslie Gary Stewart - Stellarton
Joseph Vidito - Tancook Island
Gerri Allen - Chester
Alberta P. Baker - Chester
James Barkhouse - Chester
Hiram Carver - New Germany
Florence Joyce Hiltz - Chester Basin
Daniel Edward (Ted) Hobson - Mahone Bay
Robert Hutt - New Ross
Ken Power - Halifax
Sandra Zwicker - Chester Basin