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Eight residents of Mississippi Mills and Carleton Place were honoured with an Ontario Volunteer Service award presented by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the Hon. Michael Coteau, in Ottawa.

Grey Masson of Carleton Place was recognized for his work  with L’Arche Arnprior. L”Arche, originally created in France by humanist and philanthropist Jean Vanier, now has 24 communities in Canada. L’Arches provides a loving home for the developmentally disabled where relationships are valued and a person is allowed to realize his or her full potential.

Gus Nelson of Almonte was honoured for  service with the North Lanark Highland Games which celebrates Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage in the Ottawa Valley. This is the 30th year for the event which takes place August 24 in Almonte. .

Dianne Allan , Nick Allan , Tracy Birrell , Carla Ferrill-McLaughlin, Rachel Perks  and Helen Randle received awards for service to Caldwell Public School.

Service to schools, hospitals, long-term care homes, government ministries, correctional institutions, boards and commissions and nonprofit organizations are all recognized in the awards..