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City to present Merit Awards

Saint John, New Brunswick (July 28, 2010) – The City of Saint John will mark the upcoming New Brunswick Day holiday with the presentation of Saint John Merit Awards.  The Awards Ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m., tomorrow afternoon, July 29, 2010, in the Saint John Common Council Chamber of City Hall.  The Awards will be presented to each of the recipients by His Worship Ivan Court, Mayor of the City of Saint John.

The annual awards provide an opportunity for the municipality to honour deserving citizens and/or organizations who have contributed to their community in a meaningful way. This year’s awards will recognize achievements in seven fields of endeavour: 1) arts and culture; 2) business; 3) community leadership; 4) environment; 5) public service; 6) sport, recreation and active living; and, 7) volunteer service.
2010 is the City’s 225th anniversary of incorporation, which provided the inspiration for the City to design a new Award certificate for each of the deserving recipients.  The attractive certificate, signed by the Mayor, is emblazoned with the Saint John 225 logo, the Cultural Capital of Canada logo, as well as the City’s official seal (commonly referred to as the City’s crest).

The winners of the seven categories for Thursday's ceremony are:
    - Saint John 225 Committee
    - Patricia Gallagher
  • BUSINESS – Commercial Properties Limited.
  • COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – Roland J. MacIntyre
  • ENVIRONMENT – Marigolds on Main Street Committee
  • PUBLIC SERVICE - The Honourable Alfred H. Brien
  • VOLUNTEER SERVICE – Harold Mayes

In addition to the Merit Awards, special recognition plaques will be presented by the Mayor to two outstanding volunteers who have dedicated a tremendous amount of volunteer time and effort towards the City’s Cultural Capital of Canada designation by the federal government, and the Saint John 225 celebration planning.

The New Brunswick Day Merit Award ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2010, in the Saint John Common Council Chamber. Everyone is welcome to attend. A reception will follow in the Ludlow Room, 8th floor, City Hall.
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