LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF MANITOBA TO PRESENT GOVERNOR GENERAL’S SOVEREIGN’S MEDAL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO WORTHY MANITOBAN

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF MANITOBA TO PRESENT
GOVERNOR GENERAL’S SOVEREIGN’S MEDAL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO WORTHY MANITOBAN

On behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnson, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Janice Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, will present the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to Ms. Francis Kusner, at a tea at Government House on Tuesday, May 31 at 2 p.m.

At 100 years of age, Ms. Kusner, has for the past 40 years, through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, completed thousands of returns for individuals with modest incomes who are unable to prepare returns on their own. Last year, she volunteered with the Community Financial Counselling Services, a non-profit credit counselling agency that provides free income tax preparation services to 30,000 low-income Manitobans.

“I look forward to welcoming Ms. Kusner to Government House and presenting her with this recognition of her generosity of her time and energy to Manitobans on behalf of the Governor General,” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon.

About the Medal for Volunteers

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, created in 1995 by then-governor general the Right Honourable Romeo LeBlanc. The Medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers. For more information or to nominate an exceptional volunteer, visit https://caring.gg.ca.

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Contact: Phyllis Fraser, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, 204-945-2752.