NICKEL BELT / GREATER SUDBURY – Today, in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, was privileged to award 13 local residents with a limited edition Sesquicentennial pin in recognition of their outstanding contribution to our communities through volunteerism. These 13 outstanding individuals have each in their own way made a tremendous difference in our communities and have touched the lives of many people around them.
The 13 Canada 150 pin recipients were selected through a process where MP Serré invited residents of Nickel Belt to submit nominations. Mr. Serré was in search for nominations for candidates who have made a positive difference in the lives of an individual or group in order to acknowledge those who have put selflessness before self.
This pin incorporates the original copper which covered the roofs of Canada’s Parliament Buildings from 1918 to 1996. Natural weathering and imperfections are authentic markings that contribute to its heritage value.
The Canada 150 pin recipients are as follows (in no particular order):
- Marc Côté, Verner
- Melissa Sheridan, Greater Sudbury
- Eliane Goulet, Sturgeon Falls
- Ruthanne ‘Rusty’ Cross, Wanup
- Jeffrey Perreault, Greater Sudbury
- Lauren Knox, Valley East
- Richard Lafleur, St. Charles
- Carrie Cook-Morin, Onaping Falls
- Thomas Markiewich, Garson
- Marcel Legault, Hanmer
- Yves Laliberté, Greater Sudbury
- Putnam Kumar, Greater Sudbury
- Serenity Sawyer, Hanmer
“I feel it is important to highlight the good that is being done in our community. I would like to commend each of these 13 outstanding individuals for their commitment to volunteerism, for their leadership, and for being an inspiration for us all. We can all learn from the examples of these 13 dedicated leaders. I wish them all the best of success at achieving their goals in 2018 and beyond! Bravo!”
—Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt
Marc Serré MP Nickel Belt