Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 26, 2010 14:27 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of Veterans Affairs Honours Citizens From Ontario and British Columbia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), will decorate 19 citizens of Ontario and three citizens from British Columbia with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation during a ceremony that will be held this Monday in Ottawa, Ontario. Included in the group are well-known Canadian artist, John McDermott and James Blondeau, known for his documentaries featuring stories of Canadian Veterans. Both artists will perform at the ceremony.

The recipients are:  
Helen Allard, Ottawa, ON Margaret Kury, Maple Ridge, BC
Bill Beswetherick, Seeley's Bay, ON Al Lloyd, Kingston, ON
James Blondeau, Dunrobin, ON Grant Mahood, Pembroke, ON
Raynald and Elaine Bouthillier, Jogues, ON John McDermott, Toronto, ON
William Bridle, Peterborough, ON (posthumous) Terrence Murphy, Kingston, ON
Martin Conboy, Ottawa, ON Marcel Nault, Swastika, ON
William Emberly, Victoria, BC Robert O'Brien, Kanata, ON
Gerrold Grant, Cornwall, ON Brady Poirier, Brockville, ON
Jack Hearfield, Ottawa, ON William Steedman, Peterborough, ON
Fredrick Johnson, Thunder Bay, ON John Stuart, Greely, ON
Frederick Kirke, Victoria, BC  


Location: National Arts Centre, Le Salon Room
  53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Monday, November 29, 2010
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Cell.: 613-608-3252