Today, Her Excellency Sharon Johnston was joined by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers at a ceremony at Ottawa City Hall. These residents were recognized for their exceptional volunteer achievements.
The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers is awarded to individuals who have made significant, sustained and unpaid contributions to their community in Canada or abroad. The honour, first presented by Governor General David Johnston in April 2016, is the highest volunteer honour in Canada. Continue reading →
UPDATE: Here’s a photo of Leafloor receiving the award on Friday.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Stittsville’s Steve “Buddha” Leafloor was one of the first people we profiled on StittsvilleCentral.ca when we launched the site in 2014. This week, he’ll receive a Meritorious Service Cross from Governor General David Johnson at a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Here’s more about his achievements from a press release from his organization, BlueprintForLife.ca:Continue reading →
He doesn’t fit the usual hip hop stereotypes. He’s 55 years old, has a head of thinning grey hair, and he lives on a quiet cul-de-sac in Stittsville.
Steve “Buddha” Leafloor is a Canadian hip hop pioneer and a social worker who’s worked with troubled teens in the arctic and in maximum security prisons. This weekend he’s taking part in the House of PainT festival in Ottawa, a three-day event celebrating art, music, dance and fashion.