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Peter Defeo receives Citizen of the Year award

The previous Citizen of the Year, Lois Arnesen, hands off the award to this year
The previous Citizen of the Year, Lois Arnesen, hands off the award to this year's recipient, Peter Defeo during a banquet at the Catholic Community Centre on Saturday evening.
— image credit: Sam Van Schie photos

Nelson Knights of Columbus hosted a banquet Saturday evening to honour Peter Defeo, the club's 50th Citizen of the Year. Local dignitaries including MP Alex Atamanenko, MLA Michelle Mungall and City of Nelson acting-mayor Robin Cherbo were in attendance along with some of Defeo's family members, friends and colleagues, and past Citizen of the Year recipients. Defeo, a lifelong Nelson resident, was recognized for his decades of service as a auxiliary fire fighter for Nelson Fire Rescue, his role as a B.C. Ambulance Service paramedic, and for being all-around great guy with an impressive moustache.

 

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