MP McLeod attends Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award Ceremony

The Caring Canadian Award recognizes individuals who volunteer their time to help others

Ottawa- Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops- Thompson- Cariboo, attended the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award ceremony today at Rideau Hall in honour of Joanne Beltrametti of Westwold.

“It was a distinct honour to attend today’s ceremony, particularly during National Volunteer Week. The 26 recipients, including our own Joanne Beltrametti, have truly made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada and abroad,” said McLeod.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, read the following statement for Joanne Beltrametti of Westwold, British Columbia.

Farmer Joanne Beltrametti is committed to instilling animal husbandry skills and a love of farming in the next generation. Through the Pritchard 4-H Club, she helps youth gain self-confidence while teaching them to care for their own animals and raise quality livestock. She puts in long hours, both on the road travelling between farms, and behind the scenes, planning field training and preparing for judged events. She is also known in the broader community for her unflagging energy and her pride in a job well done.

The Caring Canadian Award was created in 1995. It recognizes individuals who volunteer their time to help others and to build a smarter and more caring nation.

The award also highlights the fine example set by these volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are so much part of our Canadian character.

“If you know a member of our community who deserves this special award, please take a moment to complete a nomination form at,” concluded McLeod.

“The nominations are accepted throughout the year, there is no deadline for submissions.”