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IWF Honorary Vice President Philippe Saint-Cyr received ‘Caring Canadian Award’

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the ‘Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award’ to Philippe Saint-Cyr for his pioneering role as an internationally renowned weightlifting official, in the development of the sport and for his unpaid work in a variety of federations at the regional, provincial, national and international levels.

Created in 1995, 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 scene, these individuals volunteer their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens. The award also brings to light fine example set by volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are a part of our Canadian character.

Congratulations to Philippe!