Our immediate past Governor General David Johnston said: “Each of us has something unique and important to offer. It doesn’t matter how you get involved. Just do it. By helping our fellow Canadians; by participating in our civic life; by working to build prosperity in our communities – this is how we build a smarter, more caring and resilient society.”
We have numerous individuals in Nepean who have just done that.
As we celebrate 150 years of Canadian confederation, I felt it was important to recognize the unsung heroes who have made a difference in our community.
It is also a time to recognize people who have excelled in their personal or professional life.
It is time to reach out and give thanks to those in our community who give us so much, and ask for so little.
For this reason I created Nepean’s Canada 150th Anniversary Medal. It is in the form of a 36 mm diameter painted gold disc with, on the obverse, the Canada 150 logo with phrases PROSPERATUS, LIBERALIS, SUPERBUS (Latin for, “Prosperous, Generous, Proud”) and USQUE LITTORA A LITTORA AD LITTORAL (Latin for, “From Coast to Coast to Coast”) and the date 1867 – 2017 below. The reverse shows the flag of Canada with the name of the MP and riding. The medal is suspended by a 31.8 mm wide ribbon with six red stripes, representing 25 year intervals, thus totalling 150 years.
Yesterday a large number of recipients, in the presence of about 500 people, received their medals at the Longfields Davidson HS.
Once again, congratulations to all recipients and thank you all for attending.