Lieutenant Governor to present Caring Canadian Award to Corner Brook resident

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Lt.-Gov. John Crosbie will present the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award to Fred Alteen of Corner Brook Wednesday.
The ceremony will take place at City Hall in Corner Brook.
According to a news release, the award is presented to individuals whose unpaid, voluntary contributions provide extraordinary help or care to people in the community. Recipients usually have served over a number of years and normally have not been previously recognized by a national or provincial honour.
The Caring Canadian Award consists of a certificate and a lapel pin. The award symbol represents Canadians who selflessly give of their time and energy to others. The maple leaf symbolizes the people of Canada and their spirit. The heart depicts the openheartedness of volunteers and caregivers. The helping hand and heart support the maple leaf. The hand is outstretched to portray boundless generosity.
Alteen, a veteran of the Second World War, is a tireless advocate for veteran services in Corner Brook. During his 60 years as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, he has served in many executive positions. In addition, Alteen is a life member of the Knights of Columbus and of the Kinsmen Club, and is a former board member of the Western Memorial Hospital Foundation. Alteen has worked tirelessly to the benefit of others.

Organizations: Royal Canadian Legion, Knights of Columbus, Kinsmen Club Western Memorial Hospital Foundation

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Canada

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