St. George and Kennedy among Order of Newfoundland and Labrador recipients

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ST. JOHN’S  Two people with connections to western Newfoundland have been chosen for induction into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Kevin St. George, a war veteran from Corner Brook, has been named a recipient for his significant impact on the City of Corner Brook and surrounding areas through his extensive volunteer work and business contributions.

“St. George recognized the importance of creating a vibrant community with opportunities for individuals and businesses to build a future for their families and organizations,” stated his biography included in Monday’s announcement from the provincial government.

“This is evident through his roles with the Deer Lake Airport Authority and the Corner Brook Port Corporation as well as work with the Royal Canadian Legion, Victorian Order of Nurses, and countless other service organizations.”

Colleen Kennedy’s vision, integrity and determination have been instrumental in the success of the Gros Morne Cooperating Association (Friends of Gros Morne), which has become recognized as one of the province’s leading social-entrepreneurial groups.

“Through her remarkable skill for building capacity through cooperation, she has been instrumental in ensuring that the successes of the Gros Morne National Park were also the successes of the surrounding communities,” the release stated. “Her contributions to the people and communities of western Newfoundland have helped secure employment and vibrancy this part of the province.”

Other recipients are Bridget Foster, Dr. Jane Stuart Green, General Rick Hillier, Margaret Kearney, Gilbert Linstead, and Sara Rita Sexton.

The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province. It recognizes individuals who have shown excellence and achievement in any field of endeavour benefitting the province and its residents in an outstanding manner. The first investiture took place in 2004.

Organizations: Deer Lake Airport Authority, Corner Brook Port, Royal Canadian Legion Gros Morne Cooperating Association

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook, Gros Morne National Park

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  • clayton
    December 23, 2013 - 12:17

    kevin st George good man good choice.