Paula Dawe and nine others joined the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador during a ceremony at Government House in St. John’s on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Dawe, a retired primary school teacher, has been an active volunteer in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay region for many years, including four decades with the Roland Shears Memorial Christmas Hamper Program.
Dawe currently oversees the Kids Eat Smart Program at Peacock Primary School in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
As well, she is well known as a tutor and is a member of the United Church’s ministry and personnel committee.
Dawe volunteered with the Melville Mantas Swim Team for over two decades, sitting on local and provincial boards and representing the province at the national level.
This year’s other inductees are Joseph Butler, Richard Cashin, Rev. Arthur G. Elliott, Darryl Fry, Cassandra E. Ivany, Kaetlyn Osmond, Odelle Pike, John Christopher Pratt and Dr. Lloydetta Quaicoe.