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Minister Flor Marcelino awarded for public service

In a special ceremony on Friday, November 15, 2013, hosted at the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario suite, at the main legislative building of Ontario, Queen’s Park, His Honour David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor presented the Annual Awards of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada. More than 200 guests attended the ceremony recognizing 40 citizens and publications, from 40 different linguistic communities were recognized for their community work in the media and the Society.

Manitoba Minister Flor Marcelino, Minister for Multiculturalism and Literacy, was among the recipients. She was the given the 2013-2014 National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada Award for Distinguished Service in the Humanities/Public Service/Arts category. Her daughter, Lualhati Marcelino, received the award on her mother’s behalf. Min. Marcelino was in Winnipeg attending her fund-raising event for victims of super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Lualhati Marcelino receives award for her mother, Minister Flor  Marcelino from Ontario Lt. Governor, David Onley
Minister Flor Marcelino with Canadian singer Tom Jackson and his wife Allison at the Centennial Concert Hall on December 12, 2013