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The Governor General's Academic Medal will be presented to Ms. Lucy Idlout,
who graduated in 2008 from the Nunavut Arctic College's hairstylist
Clyde River, Nunavut
Thursday, May 28
Lunch at RCMP Duplex
During a luncheon with RCMP members, Her Excellency will award the RCMP Long Service Medal to Constable Allan Jagoe in honour of his 30 years of service.
RCMP Duplex, Clyde River
Saturday, May 30
Presentation of vice-regal awards and decorations
In the presence of the lieutenant-governors and commissioners of Canada, the Governor General will honour three individuals who have contributed tremendously towards their respective communities.
Caring Canadian Award
The Governor General will award the Caring Canadian Award to Ms. Beth McKenty, who has dedicated her life to helping young people cope with hardship through artistic expression. The Governor General's Caring Canadian Award was created to recognize the fine example set by special volunteers whose compassion and charitableness are such a part of the Canadian character. This award honours Canadians for unpaid voluntary activities, most often done behind the scenes, at the community level.
Medal of Bravery
The Governor General will award the Medal of Bravery to Jeffrey Hopkins who attempted to rescue his wife after their snowmobile broke through the ice on the Coppermine River, in Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Decorations for Bravery recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect another. The Decorations were created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1972. They consist of the Cross of Valour, the Star of Courage and the Medal of Bravery.
RCMP Long Service Medal
She will also present the RCMP Long Service Medal to Chief Superintendent Martin Cheliak, Commanding Officer, V Division in Nunavut, for his 30 years of service.
Frobisher Inn Hotel, Iqaluit
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