November 24, 2006
The following is being distributed at the request of His Honour, the Honourable Edward Roberts, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador:
Order of Newfoundland and Labrador Recipients to be Invested on December 8
The Honourable Edward Roberts, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Chancellor of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the names of nine men and women who will be inducted into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The individuals are: Michael B. Adam, Sr. Kathrine E. Bellamy, Mary G. Furey, Bradley Gushue, Jamie A. Korab, Mark Nichols, Tobias F. McDonald and Bessie Merrigan. Russ Howard of New Brunswick will become an Honourary Member of the Order. The investiture will take place at Government House on Friday, December 8, 2006.
"The spirit and intent of the Order is very evident in the outstanding accomplishments of the newest recipients of the Order," said Mr. Roberts. "Each of these individuals has contributed to the betterment of Newfoundland and Labrador and its residents, encouraging excellence in each and every one of us. I am delighted, as chancellor of the Order, to recognize formally the achievement of these women and men. They have added greatly to the cultural and social well-being of our province."
The Honourable Danny Williams said he looks forward to witnessing the investiture of these nine individuals to the highest Order the province has to offer. "Our sporting community, the literacy movement in our province, our musical heritage, as well as the family unit and community at large, have all been positively influenced by the outstanding contributions of these recipients," said the Premier. "They have enriched the lives of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, and it will be an honour to be there as they are recognized for merit of the highest degree."
The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province. The object of the Order is to recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavour benefiting in an outstanding manner Newfoundland and Labrador and its residents. The first investiture took place in 2004.
Nominations for the next induction into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador may be made until January 31, 2007. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.gov.nl.ca/onl
Michael B. Adam
Sister Kathrine Bellamy
Mary G. Furey
Jamie A. Korab
Tobias F. McDonald
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