On behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, presented the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award to 24 volunteers from British Columbia on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria.
The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. Often working behind the scenes, these individuals volunteer their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens.
Jody Woodford joined the Coalmont/Tulameen Volunteer Fire Department in 1998 and became Fire Chief in 2008. Through her work, she has put the department on a sound financial footing and enabled it to respond to a variety of crisis situations. Her unpaid efforts as a volunteer firefighter lift spirits in times of crisis.
We all know that Jody Woodford is a special person when it comes to contributing to the community. Now it’s official. §