Dr. Deena Hinshaw and team recognized in Edmonton Area Rotary Clubs integrity awards

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw and her team are among recipients of the Edmonton Area Rotary Clubs’ integrity awards.

On Monday, the Rotary Clubs will recognize 16 residents in the Edmonton area who have “given of themselves to better humanity” and improve the community. The 17th Annual Rotary Integrity Awards recognizes non-rotarians who exemplify the Rotary motto of “service above self.”

The recipients of the integrity awards are recognized as having led a considerate lifestyle, living with purpose, shown bravery, generosity and selfishness “while making a contribution warranting recognition.”

Hinshaw and her team at the Alberta Health Emergency Operations Centre will be among the award recipients. The Rotary Clubs describe Hinshaw as a true professional and role model in her professional and volunteer capacities.

“Dr. Hinshaw was reluctant to receive recognition for herself. In her own words, ‘While I am the public spokesperson for my team working on the COVID-19 response, I could not do what has been done this year without all of them. I don’t feel that I can put myself above the team while being nominated for an individual award.’ She agreed to accept the nomination on behalf of her whole team.”

Other recipients include Cecelia Blasetti, the recently retired head of the Boyle McCauley Health Centre, and Kathy Hamelin of the Kohkom Kisewatisiwin Society of Indigenous Grandmothers.

The virtual award ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Registration is available through edmontonrotary.com.

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