Flin Flon’s Bob Putko is among 46 volunteers from across Canada who received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award in Ottawa yesterday. The award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community.
The announcement stated Bob Putko is dedicated to helping seniors in his community. He volunteers at bingo and games nights at the Northern Lights Manor senior’s center and drives residents to appointments throughout the city. He is an active force with Meals on Wheels and the Simon House Bible Camp. When he discovered both Simon House and the Northern Lights Manor were lacking in a recycling program, he started his own to promote waste reduction.