OTTAWA, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, on behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, His Honour the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Helen Fogwill Porter. The ceremony took place at Government House in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. Porter was appointed on November 19, 2015.
Helen Fogwill Porter, C.M.
Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador
Member of the Order of Canada
Helen Fogwill Porter has long been at the heart of the literary community in Newfoundland and Labrador. Among the first women to be published in the province, she has written fiction, poetry and plays, but is most widely known for her newspaper and magazine articles. A revered mentor, she has always encouraged her fellow authors to write, especially about Newfoundland and its culture, people and geography. Additionally, her lifelong grassroots social activism has helped the community tackle such issues as poverty, domestic violence and affordable housing.
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