Congratulations to Miss Carrie Purcell on receiving the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

Recently, we visited Miss Carrie Purcell to congratulate her on receiving The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award (now known as The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers). The award was created in 1955 by the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc to recognize individuals who would volunteer their time and efforts to enrich the lives of the people around them, asking for nothing in return.

Miss Carrie Purcell received the Caring Canadian Award for over 20 years of volunteering at various organizations such as 4-H Canada, Markham and East York Agricultural Society, Association of Animal Science, Seneca College, Cancer Society and much more. Responsible for mentoring hundreds of future leaders and designing various programs and initiatives, she continues to educate young Canadians on the value of hard work and community.

For a community, volunteers are an indispensable asset. They are the ones that have a passion for positive changes and vision in the community. More importantly, they are the ones that create that change. For volunteers themselves, it is not about offering their time, but being the change that they want.

Once again, the Markham Fair would like to congratulate Miss Carrie Purcell on receiving the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. The time that she has spent volunteering for the Markham Fair is greatly appreciated! For more information regarding the award, visit caring.gg.ca/en.

The Markham and East York Agricultural Society is a volunteer run organization, held strong in the celebration and promotion of agriculture, rural living and sustainability. For more information or to join the society, visit our registration for new members page.