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Thompson-Okanagan residents singled out for 'exceptional deeds' by Governor General

ASK Wellness CEO Bob Hughes has been awarded the Governor General's Meritorious Service Decoration.
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Two people from the Okanagan and another from Kamloops are among the latest group to be singled out for "exceptional deeds" by the Governor General.

Shannon Christensen of Kelowna, Brent Kaulback from Summerland and Bob Hughes of Kamloops have received nods for the Meritorious Service Decoration.

Christensen is mentioned for founding Mamas for Mamas, a charitable organization that helps mothers, caregivers and families in need.

Hughes, the CEO of the ASK Wellness Society, was singled out for guiding the agency "through a major transformation that focused on harm reduction and stable housing solutions for vulnerable individuals," a post on the Governor General's website said. 

The ASK Wellness Society has operations in Kamloops, Merritt and Penticton.

Kaulback, meanwhile, will be honoured for "leading the development of educational material and books in the Indigenous languages of the Northwest Territories."

The Meritorious Service Decorations were created by the Queen in 1984 to recognize individuals whose specific deeds or activities over a limited period of time have demonstrated an outstanding level of service; or set an exemplary standard of achievement; and brought honour or benefit to Canada.

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