OPCUG Members Receive 2018 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

Hon. Marie-France Lalonde (MPP Ottawa-Orleans), Chris Taylor, Bob Walker, Jocelyn Doire, Brigitte Lord, Hon. John Fraser (MPP Ottawa South)
Hon. Marie-France Lalonde (MPP Ottawa-Orleans), Chris Taylor (President), Bob Walker (Facilities), Jocelyn Doire (Special Events), Brigitte Lord (Webmaster/Newlsetter Editor), Hon. John Fraser (MPP Ottawa South)
Absent: Alan German (Treasurer), Mark Cayer (Membership)
Six Receive Special Recognition    by Jeff Dubois


Six members of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group were awarded Ontario Volunteer Service Awards in a special ceremony held at Ottawa’s Tudor Hall on April 15th, 2018.  The awards, presented on behalf of the Hon. Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship, recognize individuals with long-standing records of volunteerism and service with organizations in the Province of Ontario.  Each of the recipients were presented with a stylized trillium service pin and a personalized certificate to acknowledge their respective years of service. 

The Hon. Marie-France Lalonde (MPP Ottawa-Orleans) and the Hon. John Fraser (MPP Ottawa South) attended the ceremony to personally recognize Chris Taylor, Mark Cayer, Robert Walker, Jocelyn Doire, Brigitte Lord and Alan German.

The Ottawa PC Users’ Group would like to thank each of the six recipients for their ongoing contributions to the group.  We would also like to recognize Bob Gowan, Wayne Houston, Morris Turpin and Gail Eagen, whose names will be advanced .

For those of you interested in statistics, the 6 individuals recognized have a combined total of 127 years of service.  How long is 127 years?  It’s roughly 3X longer than Microsoft have been in existence.  It’s about 4X longer than Windows has been around.  It’s about 5X longer than the Internet has been widely available and about 5X longer than Linux has been around.  And about 7X longer than Pentium IVs have been around.  It’s a very, very, very long time.

The recipients thank Jeff Dubois for submitting their names for this much appreciated award.