Congratulations to Sister Katherine Bellamy and Dr. Patrick O’Flaherty, of St. John's who were made Members of the Order of Canada.
Sister Bellamy is hailed as one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most influential music educators. She has established school based choirs and served for many years as the organist and choir director at the Basilica. Sister Bellamy is also recognized for her community work which includes founding a local food bank. (from VOCM)
Dr. Patrick O'Flaherty taught English at Memorial University and is the author of several books. Dr. O'Flaherty is a well known Newfoundlander. Many will know him from decades ago as one of the judges on Reach for the Top.
The appointments were originally announced by the Governor General's office on Feb. 20, 2007, but the awards were presented last week.