Shannie Duff, Freedom of the City Award

Lorraine Michael, MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi
Member’s Statement
Shannie Duff, Freedom of the City Award
November 7, 2018

I am delighted today to congratulate former mayor, deputy mayor, and councillor Shannie Duff who was recognized earlier this year with the highest award granted by the City of St. John’s: the Freedom of the City.

Shannie won eight municipal elections, having been first elected to St. John’s city council in 1977. During her career, she spent 36 years serving in various levels of government including as a Member of the House of Assembly.

Among Shannie’s extensive community advocacy work she is a founding member of the Newfoundland Historic Trust, the St. John’s Heritage Foundation, St. John’s Clean and Beautiful, the Quidi Vidi Rennie’s River Development Foundation, Equal Voice NL, the Eastern Regional Health Care Foundation, and the Bannerman Park Foundation.

Shannie is a recipient of the Queen’s Silver and Golden Jubilee Medals, of honorary life membership in the Newfoundland Historic Trust, and of the Heritage Canada Foundation National Award of Honour.

She was appointed to the Order of Canada for outstanding community service and awarded an honorary doctorate from Memorial University for outstanding public service.

I ask all honourable members to join me in congratulating Shannie Duff on her many honours, especially the Freedom of the City for her beloved St. John’s.

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