Long-time volunteers recognized during Grand Forks Canada 150th Birthday Celebrations

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
July 18th, 2017

Two very long-time volunteers in the Boundary City will be honoured Wednesday at 10 a.m. during the Canada 150th Birthday Celebrations in front of Grand Forks City Hall.

Lorraine Dick and Chris Moslin will be recognized for their Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers and Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, respectively, during the ceremony. Both have already received their awards.

Dick is a long term-resident with strong family ties and a history in Grand Forks.  She is a valuable resource to the community and her roles are diverse, from starting the Community Garden, assisting with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Habitat for Humanity, Whispers of Hope Thrift Store, the Community Kitchen, the Fall Fair,to keeping the public informed on numerous issues. She received the Grand Forks City Certificate of Merit for 2016 in recognition for her outstanding work in the community.

The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields.

As an official Canadian honour, the Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. The Medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers.

Moslin has been involved with the Grand Forks Community Trails Society for 15 years, where he currently serves as president. He has been active in trail development throughout the region, working to build, maintain and advocate for accessible public recreational corridors, including the Observation Mountain Trail.

The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award was created in 1995 by the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc to recognize the unsung heroes who volunteer their time, their efforts and a great deal of their lives to helping others, and who ask for nothing in return. The program was replaced by the Medal for Volunteers in 2016.


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