Ten members named to the Order of New Brunswick
HARTLAND (GNB) – The names of the 2015 recipients of the Order of New Brunswick were announced today as part of the official New Brunswick Day celebrations in Hartland.
“I congratulate all the recipients on being named to the Order of New Brunswick,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “Their outstanding leadership, work and efforts contribute to improving the economic, cultural and social well-being of our people and our province.”
The recipients are:
• Camille Albert, from Fredericton, for his leadership as an entrepreneur, his support of the francophone community in the capital area, and for his dedication to innumerable community organizations.
• Sister Arleen Brawley, from Saint John, for her outstanding leadership in helping women recover from addictions of all kinds.
• Gary Gould, from Fredericton, for his contributions toward the social, cultural and economic well-being of off-reserve aboriginal people during the last 40 years.
• Brent Hawkes, from Bath, for his leadership in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights during the past 37 years.
• Thaddeus Holownia, from Sackville, for his internationally recognized work as a photographer and visual artist during the past 35 years.
• Carol Loughrey, from Fredericton, for her dedication as a champion of and role model for women in business, academia and government during the last 40 years.
• Sister Adèle Morin, from Petit-Rocher, for her work on behalf of children with intellectual and physical disabilities in northeastern New Brunswick during the past 40 years.
• Dr. Réjean Thomas, from Tilley Road, for his outstanding contributions as a physician, missionary, humanitarian and activist for nearly three decades, including his support for and treatment of persons with sexually-transmitted infections.
• Marlene Unger, from Fredericton, for her tireless work during the past 30 years for human rights, social justice and education, including her promotion of awareness of the Holocaust and her relentless fight against anti-Semitism.
• Kevin Vickers, from Miramichi (Chatham), for his dedication to service during his long career with the RCMP and, especially, for his selfless courage as sergeant-at-arms at the House of Commons.
The Order of New Brunswick was established in 2000 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a high level of excellence and achievement in their particular field. Since 2002 more than 130 accomplished individuals have been invested with the order for their dedication and service to the province, its people and communities.
A ceremony to present this year’s recipients with their awards will be held at Government House on Nov. 4.
LINK: Order of New Brunswick