WINNIPEG, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Eleven Canadians from Alberta, Manitoba
and Saskatchewan were honoured today for their commitment and
dedication to Veterans. Anne Marie Smart, Associate Deputy Minister of
Veterans Affairs Canada, presented these individuals with the Minister
of Veterans Affairs Commendation at a ceremony in Winnipeg.
"Today, our Government is proud to recognize a number of outstanding
individuals who devote their lives to honouring the sacrifices and
contributions of our nation's heroes," said Minister Blaney. "These are
men and women who, through their selfless dedication, have had a
positive impact on the lives of Veterans and in celebrating the
incredible achievements of our Veterans."
The Associate Deputy Minister presented the Commendation to the
Gail Beck, Calgary, Alberta
Donna Currie, Calgary, Alberta
Peter Guthrie, Regina, Saskatchewan
Dave Horrocks, Calgary, Alberta
Carolynne Kobelsky, Regina, Saskatchewan
Juliet Lafortune, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Stanley Miner, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Donald Stewart, Edmonton, Alberta
William Toews, Calgary, Alberta
Reg Tweten, Regina, Saskatchewan
Sietze VanGunst, Red Deer, Alberta
The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation includes a bar, which can
be worn below official decorations on a recipient's blazer, as well as
a lapel pin for civilian wear and a certificate.
The Commendation is presented to individuals who have contributed to the
care and well-being of Veterans and to the remembrance of their
contributions, sacrifices and achievements. It is intended primarily
for Veterans, but in some circumstances may also be awarded to
non-Veterans. Nominations may be submitted at any time and are reviewed
annually by an advisory committee.
Find more information on the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation,
including the accomplishments and biographies of the recipients, at veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean Christophe de le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs