Monday, June 29, 2009

2009 Order of PEI Recipients Announced...

In case you missed it like I did the 2009 recipients of the Order of Prince Edward Island were announced on Friday and in my view were well deserving Islanders... in fact I sat next to one of them Friday night at "Disco Cirque" (a great show) and she never mentioned a thing about this great honour... and that is part of the strengths of all these individuals... they are not afraid to "step up and step out" for many great causes and although they are "out there" speaking up they are never talking about themselves just about the many charities and causes they support... I have no idea who the Judges were but they certainly picked the cream of our Island crop... congratulations, Wilma, Elmer and Frank....
June 26, 2009
For immediate release
Order of Prince Edward Island Recipients Announced by Lieutenant Governor's Office
The 2009 recipients of the Order of Prince Edward Island were announced today by the Chancellor of the Order, the Honourable Barbara A. Hagerman, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and Mr. Maitland MacIsaac, Chair of the Order of Prince Edward Island Advisory Council.
The three Islanders selected to receive the honour are:
Ms. Wilma Hambly of Charlottetown
Mr. Elmer MacDonald of Augustine Cove
Mr. Frank Zakem of Charlottetown
These three individuals were selected from a total of 34 Islanders nominated to receive the award this year.
The honour was first conferred in 1996 with six individuals invested at that time; since then there have been three Islanders invested each year. The 2008 inductees into the Order were Chief Darlene Bernard of Lennox Island, Mr. Garnet Buell of Murray River, and Ms. Nancy Hamill of Mill River East.
The honour is awarded as a means of recognizing those Islanders who have shown individual excellence or outstanding leadership in their community and in their chosen occupation or profession. It is the highest honour that can be accorded to a citizen of the Province. It is awarded annually following a public nomination process with not more than three recipients being selected by an independent nine-person Advisory Council each year. Insignia of the Order will be presented by Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor at a special investiture ceremony on October 1 at Government House, Charlottetown. For more on the recipients please click

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