TCT Chair and President receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to TCT Chair Paul LaBarge and to TCT President & CEO Deborah Apps. The medals were presented at the exhibit From Far and Wide – Honouring Great Canadians, on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
As one of the original members of the Trans Canada Trail, Paul LaBarge has been a dedicated and passionate supporter of the organization, and at various times has served as counsel and secretary, board member, and now, Chair. He has seen the organization through the good and the challenging times, and is now focusing his energy on leading us to connection, in 2017. He has been and continues to be heavily involved in the community, and currently dedicates his time to a number of foundations in addition to the Trans Canada Trail, among them the Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation and the Community Foundations of Canada.
Deborah Apps joined the Trans Canada Trail as President & CEO in September 2008. Before assuming the role of CEO, Deborah served on the Board of Directors for three years. She was recognized for her efforts with the Trail and her years of service in making Canada a better place with her activities in Alberta and BC in education and Healthcare. Her leadership has been and will be a key ingredient in ensuring the success of the Trail in the coming years.
Congratulations to both Paul and Deborah for this well-deserved recognition!
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