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Governor General recognizes Thunder Bay woman for volunteering

Patricia Ellen Towell receives Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers
Pat Towell
Patricia Ellen Towell (Photo supplied)

OTTAWA — A resident of Thunder Bay was among 123 Canadians honoured on Canada Day by Governor General Julie Payette.

Patricia Ellen Towell learned she had been chosen to receive the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers.

A statement from the Governor General's office said the medal recognizes volunteer achievements across the country in a wide range of fields, and pays tribute to their dedication and commitment.

Towell, it said, is being recognized for serving meals to vulnerable members of the community through St. Paul's Anglican Church, and for visiting with isolated seniors for more than two decades.

She's among 48 recipients of the award.

The Governor General also awarded 75 other Canadians with Decorations for Bravery or Meritorious Service Decorations.

All recipients will be invited to attend an award ceremony  "when global circumstances permit," the statement said.



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