Recipients from Saskatchewan and Manitoba receive Commendation at a special ceremony in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced the following recipients of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation:
David Ewart, Regina, Saskatchewan
Verda Hoppe, Nipawin, Saskatchewan
Terence Lyons, Regina, Saskatchewan
John Rennie, Regina, Saskatchewan
The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation is awarded to individuals who have contributed to the care and well-being of Veterans or to the remembrance of the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of Veterans.
- The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation was created in 2001 by warrant of the Governor General and with the approval of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The Commendation is intended primarily for Veterans, but may be awarded to non-Veterans in recognition of their service to the Veterans community.
- To date, the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation has been awarded to 34 residents of Saskatchewan.
"It is a privilege to recognize the selfless efforts of these dedicated individuals who have given generously of their time and energy to support and care for our Veterans. Their exemplary contributions are indicative of the enormous respect and gratitude shared by all Canadians for the men and women who have served in uniform."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"I commend these selfless individuals for their determination to improve the lives of our brave men and women. They are truly deserving of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation which recognizes their commitment and dedication to Canada's Veterans."
The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Regional Minister for Saskatchewan
- Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation – List of 2014 recipients
- Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation – Backgrounder
Image with caption: "Minister Fantino and MP Fletcher presents commendations to Saskatchewan residents (l-r) Verda Hoppe and Terence Lyons at a ceremony in Winnipeg. (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141010_C2766_PHOTO_EN_6598.jpg
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Barbara Mottram, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Veterans of Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468