Honouring-Canadas-Finest

Across Canada

 On Sept. 9, 2013, Canadian Blood Services rolled out the red carpet for donors, partners, volunteers and peer recruiters from across Canada at its annual Honouring Our Lifeblood event in Ottawa. These individuals and organizations were celebrated for their selfless dedication and commitment to Canada’s blood system.

The special evening included a dinner, awards presentation and speeches from inspiring Canadians including Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Dr. John Dossetor, the pioneer of kidney transplantation in Canada, and Craig Upshaw of the Canadian Hemophilia Society. The master of ceremonies was iconic news anchor, Lloyd Robertson, and delivering the keynote address was blood recipient Jody Mitic, a former military sniper and participant in last year’s The Amazing Race Canada.

The following individuals and organizations were honoured:

NATIONAL PARTNER:
Scotiabank

REGIONAL PARTNERS:
Fraser Health  BC & Yukon
Suncor Energy  Alberta & NWT
Harvard Broadcasting  Prairies
Manulife Financial  Central Ontario
Gold Ribbon Campaign  Southern Ontario
BESTECH  North/East Ontario & Nunavut
CAA Atlantic  Atlantic

PEER RECRUITERS:
Colleen Fitzpatrick  BC & Yukon
Shelagh McCracken  Alberta & NWT
Maegan Springman  Prairies
June Watkins  Central Ontario
Jacqueline Bar and Olivia Figliomeni  Southern Ontario
louderthanwords  North/East Ontario & Nunavut
Cheryl Steadman  Atlantic

VOLUNTEERS:
David Stafford  BC & Yukon
Tammy Lu  Alberta & NWT
Patricia Timms  Prairies
Lorna Van Bergen  Central Ontario
Crystine Clark  Southern Ontario
Douglas Billingsley  North/East Ontario & Nunavut
Dave Thomson  Atlantic

DONORS:
Rod Fimrite  BC & Yukon
Tim Zarowny  Alberta & NWT
John Busch  Prairies
Douglas Hickey  Central Ontario
Lindy Brunarski  Southern Ontario
Matt Saunders  North/East Ontario & Nunavut
Jim Lord  Atlantic

STEM CELL DONORS:
Kabir Chughtai  Prairies
Andy Law  Central Ontario

Photography by Greg Teckles

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