Two Belleville youths honoured with Canadian Cord Awards

Morgan Carey and Isabel Mercier were honoured with Canadian Cord Awards at Belleville council’s May 13 meeting.

Two local youths received the prestigious Canadian Cord Award in a heartwarming recognition ceremony during a City of Belleville Council meeting on May 13.
This award is the highest honour attainable in the Girl Guides program. Morgan Carey and Isabel Mercier attended the council meeting to accept their awards.

Mayor Neill Ellis and the youths’ guider, Alison Taylor, proudly celebrated Morgan and Islabel as two exemplary Pathfinders of the Girl Guides.

“Please join me in welcoming Morgan Carey and Isabel Mercier,” Mayor Ellis announced. “The Pathfinders who achieve this award have accomplished skills in the areas of camping, citizenship, life skills, arts, and community service.”

The presentation of the Canadian Cord Award serves as a testament to the Girl Guides’ commitment to nurturing young leaders and fostering values of service, citizenship, and personal growth. Their dedication and achievements shine brightly as an inspiration to youth across the community, embodying the spirit of empowerment and excellence.

Morgan and Isabel approached the podium, radiating with pride and gratitude. The youths said they began Girl Guides at the age of five and have been dedicated participants ever since.

“It is encouraging to see such dedication and commitment from such a young age,” Mayor Ellis said, extending his heartfelt congratulations to Morgan and Isabel on behalf of the city council and the residents of Belleville.

Amidst applause from the council members and attendees, Ellis presented Morgan and Isabel with certificates from the City of Belleville Council, symbolizing these remarkable achievements. The ceremony concluded with warm wishes for continued success and contributions from the newly honoured Pathfinders.

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