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Three local volunteers recognized by the Governor General

October 5, 2017   ·   0 Comments

By Bill Rea
Mayor Allan Thompson and Caledon councillors were last week called upon to represent then Governor General David Johnston in presenting Sovereign’s Medals for Volunteers to three Caledon residents.
Thompson said he was asked to do this a couple of weeks earlier, making the presentation to “three extraordinary Caledon residents.”
One of the recipients was Stewart Thompson, who was recognized for his work with The Gatehouse, a charitable organization that helps adults who have been traumatized by childhood sexual abuse.
“It takes a special type of person for what Stewart does,” the Mayor remarked.
The other two recipients were Wanda and Harold Janes of Bolton.
They were both cited for his 16 years of volunteer service with various causes, including food drives in Dufferin County, youth programs like the Sea Cadets and Navy League, and Meaghan’s Music Room.
“If there’s anything going on in Bolton, look for Harold and Wanda,” Thompson said. There they are.”
“You embodied the spirit of the community,” he told the three recipients.

Stewart Thompson, and Wanda and Harold Janes received Sovereign’s Medals for Volunteers from then Governor General David Johnston, presented by Mayor Allan Thompson, who was accompanied by Councillors Jennifer Innis, Doug Beffort, Johanna Downey, Rob Mezzapelli, Annette Groves, Gord McClure and Nick de Boer.
Photo by Bill Rea



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