2018 Order of New Brunswick recipients named

Eleven people will be honoured this year as recipients of the Order of New Brunswick.

Judy Astle from Boiestown, Charles Bernard from Balmoral, Caraquet's Roberta Dugas, Louise Imbeault and James Lockyer from Moncton, Gaetan Lanteigne from Haut-Sheila, Walter Learning and F. Eileen Wallace from Frdericton, Ed and Eke van Oorschot from Black River were all named.

Rebecca Schofield from Riverview will be honoured posthumously.

Announced as part of the official New Brunswick Day celebrations in Fredericton, government says a ceremony will be held at Government House this fall to present the recipients with their awards.

The recipients are:

Judy Astle, from Boiestown, for her outstanding commitment to sportsmanship and leadership in her community and throughout New Brunswick.

Charles Bernard, from Balmoral, for his commitment to the protection of vulnerable people and his passion for community involvement.

Roberta Dugas, from Caraquet, for her longstanding service to her community and for her outstanding leadership in the nursing profession.

Louise Imbeault, from Moncton, for her impact on the social and cultural life of New Brunswick through her contributions to the field of media and communications and also within the Acadian community.

Gaetan Lanteigne, from Haut-Sheila (now part of Tracadie), for his outstanding work in the economic development of his community and the province of New Brunswick.

Walter Learning, from Fredericton, for his achievements in the performing arts and for his contributions to the theatre community and industry in New Brunswick.

James Lockyer, from Moncton, for his extraordinary volunteerism and outstanding contributions to the legal profession.

Rebecca Schofield (posthumous), from Riverview, for inspiring New Brunswickers to be kind to each other and uniting the province through selfless acts of compassion and generosity.

F. Eileen Wallace, from Fredericton, for her trail-blazing achievements in bilingual education and for her outstanding impact on children’s literacy.

Ed and Eke van Oorschot, from Black River, for their exemplary and long-standing passion for social justice and for their commitment to protecting vulnerable people in their community and across New Brunswick.