Celebration of the 22nd Annual
Community Involvement Awards Banquet
Submitted by Christina Engel–Fisheries & Oceans Canada sponsors an awards banquet every year that honours the amazing efforts of local aquatic stewards on the islands. This year, the Community Involvement Program presented a number of awards to a number of dedicated people. Receiving four-year awards were Calvin Lowther, Ken Hummeston, Alison Gear, Roots and Shoots, and for 8 years, Peter Doherty. Receiving 10 year awards were Ian Hetman and John Farrell, and for 20 year awards were Jeremie Hyatt, Sandra and David Beggs, Rob Pettigrew and South Moresby Air. And for 25 year awards were Tahayghen Elementary, Sk’aagdaa Naay Elementary, Port Clements Elementary and A.L. Mathers Elementary and Junior Schools and a special 33 year award to Barry Mark. There was also a special picture presentation for Streamkeeper Jack Robinson who passed away this last March.
On behalf of Fisheries & Oceans Canada, the Community Involvement Program wishes to express a deep, heart-felt thank you and Howa to everyone involved with aquatic activities on the islands and to thank everyone for a fun-filled evening of celebration.
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