Governor General to recognize Kamloops residents
Governor General David Johnston takes part in an interview at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Johnston is handing out medals or awards to more than 150 western Canadians including six people from Kamloops at a ceremony in Vancouver tomorrow, Friday, March 4, 2016.
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March 03, 2016 - 1:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - Six Kamloops residents will be receiving national honours at a ceremony in Vancouver tomorrow.
Governor General David Johnston is handing out medals or awards to more than 150 western Canadians including six people from Kamloops at a ceremony in Vancouver tomorrow, March 4, according to a media release.
Linda and Paul Blanchett are being recognized with the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for their participation in Alzheimer’s groups, including the Alzheimer Society of Canada and its provincial counterpart. The Kamloops Walk for Memories raised $30,000 in 2014 with Linda, who has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, as the face of the campaign.
Decorations for Bravery are going to Thomas Blair, Wilbert Kent and Robert Reid who saved a woman who fell through the ice on the Thompson River while she was trying to get to her dog in 2013. They formed a human chain and pulled her out of the water.
Also receiving a Decoration for Bravery is Leading Air Cadet Shannon Young who, in 2012, who helped hide her younger siblings during a hostage situation. At 13-years-old in she helped hide and then guide two children out of her family house when a man armed with a gun broke in.
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