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Pikwakangan Pow Wow volunteer wins provincial award

A local resident of Pikwakangan First Nation has received a volunteerism award.

Jamie Sarazin has been named as one of the recipients of the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteerism. The award, given out by the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism, recognizes the leadership, innovation and creativity of volunteers across Ontario.

Sarazin was named due to her work with the Algonquins of Pikwaknagan Fist Nation traditional Pow Wow Committee. The award’s selection committee recognized Sarazin for her 33 years of volunteering on the committee, 22 of those in a leadership role. The committee called her leadership a key to its success and found creative ways during the pandemic to bring the First Nation together.

Sarazin is among 15 people and eight organizations recognized by the award this year. Parm Gill, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism, says all the recipients make the province a great place to live.

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