For immediate release: 15 November 2017
Tobique-Mactaquac MP TJ Harvey Awards Canada 150 Community Leaders with Commemorative Sesquicentennial Pins at Local Recognition Ceremony
Each Member of Parliament was given an allotted number of exclusive pins as a unique way to recognize he achievements of outstanding individuals in our communities. The timing and manner of presenting the pins was done by way of an open nomination process in Mr. Harvey’s riding. Thank you to those constituents took the time to submit a nomination for the individual recipients as they have dedicated their time to various causes, shown leadership in their communities, on Boards and advocated for others locally, provincially and nationally.
The inspiration was drawn from four themes of Canada 150 as outlined by Canadian Heritage:
• Promoting a diverse and inclusive Canada;
• Supporting efforts towards national reconciliation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians;
• Reaffirming the importance of strong environmental stewardship; and
• Engaging and inspiring youth.
The Sesquicentennial Pin is a special keepsake that uniquely marries the emblem created for our commemoration and the celebration of this special milestone with a small piece of history from Canada’s Parliament – the original copper which covered the roofs of Canada’s Parliament Buildings (Centre Block) from 1918 – 1996. Natural weathering of the Parliament copper over 80 years has produced the characteristic green colour. Surface imperfections on individual pins are authentic markings that contribute to it’s heritage value.
“It is my distinct honour to present the individual recipients with these exclusive Canada 150 Sesquicentennial Pins and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize them for their achievements and dedication both past and present, as it relates to the four themes for Canada 150. As part of these special commemorations, and to celebrate our own community, we recognize local community members who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to one or more of the four pillars. It is important to celebrate each other as we continue to watch the riding of Tobique-Mactaquac and its leaders thrive for the next 150 years and beyond.”
-TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac
Congratulations to the following Tobique-Mactaquac constituents and Sesquicentennial Pin recipients:
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TJ Harvey, M.P. Tobique-Mactaquac
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