Brockville – MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark are looking for 150 of Leeds-Grenville’s finest volunteers and community builders to present them with a Canada 150 Anniversary Medal.
“The medals will be awarded to outstanding individuals throughout the riding,” explains Brown.
“We’re fortunate to have a proud tradition of community service in Leeds-Grenville,” adds Clark. “There’s no better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th than by recognizing those whose contributions have made this the best place in our country to live.”
Members of Parliament thought that the current government was going to continue the 150th medals program announced by the previous government to help celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Canada.
“That didn’t happen,” explains Brown. “For whatever reason the current government did not think this was a worthy project.”
So he and Clark initiated their own program, developed their own medals, and are now seeking nominations. “Other Members of Parliament across Canada are also organizing similar programs,” notes Brown.
“MPP Clark and I thought it would be ideal to work together and have a joint presentation.”
Nominations are open to any resident of the riding. Nomination forms are available at both Brown’s and Clark’s office and they are also available to download on their respective websites: www.gordbrownmp.ca and www.steveclarkmpp.com
When they are completed, they can be returned to either Clark’s or Brown’s office.
Nominations will remain open until August 31, 2017. At that time a panel of four judges from throughout the riding will review them and the medals will be presented at a special ceremony October 11, 2017.
The medals feature the Canadian Flag on one side and the full color Canada 150 Symbol on the other. There is a gold background behind each and the outer rim is silver. The lettering is white on a blue background. The medals come in a presentation box.