Thursday, September 18, 2014

Council honours Gianna Evans with William Booth Award

A young Prince Rupert resident has become only the fourth recipient of one of the city's highest honours, with Prince Rupert City Council honouring Gianna Evans with the William Booth Award for Valour on Monday evening.

Ms. Evans was nominated for the award in recognition of her efforts during a family medical emergency.

Earlier this year Ms. Evans performed CPR on her father who had suffered a heart attack. Her quick work was credited as contributing to the saving his life, her story was recounted by the weekly newspaper earlier this week.

The William Booth Award for Valour represents recognition for an individual who, acting on their own initiative or as members of volunteer organizations, demonstrate unusual humanitarian effort in order to help and protect their fellow citizens, sometimes placing themselves a great personal risk.

It is awarded in memory of Sergeant William Booth, who gave his life to save three local children on August 11th of 1921.

More information on the range and different levels of Civic recognition available from the city website here.

You can review the full presentation from the City's Video Archive, Mayor Mussallem outlines the nature of the award and  the recognition due to Ms. Evans at the 4 and half minute mark of the council session, it runs until the 9 minute mark.

For more items of interest from Prince Rupert City Council see our archive page here.

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