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Governor General visits Calgary to present award
Published Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:33AM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:15PM MDT
His Excellency David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, is in Calgary to present an award in recognition of everything that Calgarians have done to help during June’s floods.
Johnson presented the award to Mayor Naheed Nenshi at a ceremony at the Jack Singer. The mayor accepted the award on behalf of all Calgarians.
According to the Governor General’s official website, the Governor General’s Commendation for Outstanding Service is awarded to the Citizens of Calgary, Alberta, who during the floods of June 2013, through their generosity, perseverance and exemplary professionalism, have triumphed over adversity and shown their caring spirit to their fellow Canadians and the world.
“Undeterred by the magnitude of the disaster, the citizens of Calgary demonstrated initiative, selflessness and an extraordinary commitment to the well-being of others, for which they can be very proud. The entire community, from children to elders, is to be commended for its tremendous spirit and the remarkable example it has set.”
Alberta country music star Corb Lund performed at the free event.
Johnston also presented High River with their own commendation on Tuesday morning and spent some time with first responders and their families.
He presented an award to the people of the Siksika First Nation on Monday.