Community Involvement Recognized with Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award
Denison Environmental Services (DES) Manager Ian Ludgate received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award Medal in a ceremony held January 5, 2013. Ludgate was presented the award for his leadership and assistance in community remobilization following the partial collapse of the Algo Centre Mall in June 2012.
In addition to many hours spent helping organize and participating in the business community's response to the immediate needs of both businesses and employees affected by the event, Ludgate also donated the DES conference room and other office space to be used as a meeting hub for the remobilization committee, and donated space in the Denison building for use as an employee resource drop-in centre.
"I realize it's presented to me," Ludgate said, "but in reality it is presented to all our Denison employees who were also very supportive and did what they could to assist the community."
Ludgate (centre) receiving award from MP Carol Hughes (right) and City of Elliot Lake Mayor Rick Hamilton (left)
To be eligible for this honour, the recipient must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident who has made significant contribution to their community and nation, or who has made achievements abroad which bring credit to Canada.
A total of 60,000 people across Canada will receive this award.