Community Heroes — For Dec. 2.

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Published on December 01, 2013

CMHA honours St. John’s advocate with national award
St. John’s resident Edward Sawdon (second from left) was recently presented with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 2013 CMHA National Consumer Award, which he received in Ottawa earlier this fall.
According to CMHA the award “honours a consumer who best exemplifies self-determination and a strong sense of advocacy. This award is for a consumer who has made an outstanding contribution to the involvement of consumers within CMHA and in society in general.”
Since moving to the province Sawdon has volunteered with the Independent Living Resource Centre; the Pottle Centre; the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities, and the Consumers Health Awareness Network of Newfoundland and Labrador (CHANNAL).
A longtime advocate for a National Pharmacare Program, he also serves on the management committee of CMHA-NL, assisting in the planning for a Mental Health and Addictions Service Centre, and is a member of the Board of Directors of CMHA-NL.
He has been recognized by CMHA-NL with the Pottle Award, which honours a volunteer in the community who has demonstrated tireless commitment to furthering mental health in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. — Submitted photo

Published on December 01, 2013

Martial Arts school raises funds for Phillipine relief
Following a recent fundraiser, Momentum Martial Arts Sifu/Guro John Maidment (centre) and Sifu/Guro Stephen Crewe (left) presented $681 to a representative of the Filipino Association of Newfoundland for their families in The Philippines that have been affected by typhoon Haiyan.
— Submitted photo

Has someone in your organization done something notable? Here’s your chance to tell Telegram readers all about it. Community Heroes spotlights community organizations and the volunteers who have gone that extra mile. If your group honours someone, or achieves something notable, take a photograph and send it in with a description. Maybe your group selected its volunteer of the year; maybe the gang in your office did something special for a charity.
Send submissions by email to features editor Mark Vaughan-Jackson at (do not send text attachments).

Photograph guidelines
•    Photographs must be properly exposed and in focus, in either colour or black and white.
•    A caption, identifying all participants in the photograph, must be provided.
Provide detail about your group and activity.
•    Submissions must be timely and topical.
•    Keep it simple: a photograph of a small number of people almost always looks better than a crowd.
•    Photos will not be returned.
•    The following submissions cannot be accepted: scholarship and graduation announcements; academic or professional awards; appointments; ticket winners; military postings.
•    Publication decisions rest with The Telegram.

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