Emily Bryant, Sibyl Cutcliffe and Dr. Bud Ings honoured
The 2012 recipients of the Order of Prince Edward Island were announced recently by the Chancellor of the Order, His Honour the Honourable H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and Maitland MacIsaac, Chair of the Order of Prince Edward Island Advisory Council.
Islanders selected to receive the honour are: Emily Bryant, Clyde River; Sibyl Cutcliffe, Charlottetown; and Dr. Albert “Bud” Ings, of Montague.
The honour is awarded as a means of recognizing those Islanders who have shown individual excellence or outstanding leadership in their community and in their chosen occupation or profession. Insignia of the Order will be presented by the Lieutenant Governor at a special investiture ceremony in September at Government House, Charlottetown.
Emily Bryant is known for her long-time work in the areas of mental health and nursing, as well as her commitment to the community of Clyde River. Whether it’s teaching nursing assistants and working on improving addiction strategies, reclaiming a woodlot so that it becomes a lively green space enjoyed by children and adults, or establishing the heritage of her home town through the publication of The History and Stories of Clyde River, Bryant lives up to her motto, “Make a difference for others.”
Devoted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the United Church, and the Gold Cup Parade Committee, a few of her interests, Sibyl Cutcliffe has been committed to bettering conditions on the Island. Her service as a volunteer and as a member of Charlottetown City Council has led to her being awarded the Aliant Long Term Dedication Award, the Mentor Award from the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty, and the Mayor’s Award. “She’s always there when she’s needed.”
Dr. Albert “Bud” Ings has already received tributes such as the Eugene Whelan Award from the Atlantic Veterinarian College, the Charlottetown Rotary Club Mentor Award, and the PEI Heritage Award. He was a Member of the Legislative Assembly, head of 2 ministries and later sat on the Montague Town Council. The Legion, Rotary, Junior Chamber of Commerce and the PEI Humane Society claim him as one of their own, and the Fiddlers Society of PEI presented him with a lifetime membership. Ings’ books on his life as a veterinarian combine what two of his loves: work on behalf of animals and performing.