Members of Yukon’s Emergency Medical Services team receive Governor General Award

This morning, Commissioner of Yukon Angélique Bernard awarded the Governor General’s Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal to 10 members of the Yukon Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse.

The Commissioner and award recipients were joined by Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn, Yukon EMS management, members of Yukon EMS’s allied partner agencies at the Fire Marshal’s Office, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Whitehorse Fire Department, as well as their friends and families.

This national award recognizes the good conduct, industry and efficiency of professionals who have provided pre-hospital emergency medical services to the public in an exemplary manner for at least 20 years.

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2021 Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medals. Your hard work and dedication to helping others are remarkable and I am so proud to present you with these medals.

Commissioner of Yukon Angélique Bernard

We are incredibly proud of the 10 members of the Yukon EMS team who are receiving the Governor General’s Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal Award. In addition to recognizing the extraordinary contributions of the recipients, this award shines a light on the important work performed by all Yukon EMS responders across the territory.

Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn

Quick facts 
  • Award recipients included:

    • Ann-Marie Paquet;
    • Eric Grasholm;
    • Cory Danylyshen;
    • Gerard Dinn;
    • Christopher Pope;
    • Shane Skarnulis;
    • Kent Winterbottom;
    • Ryan Soucy;
    • Peter Mostyn; and
    • Jon Trefry.
  • Operational Supervisor Jon Trefy received additional recognition for his outstanding 30 years in the service and was awarded the inaugural Jon Trefry Award for his unwavering dedication to representing Yukon EMS positively in the community.

  • Guided by leadership, dedication and partnership, Yukon EMS provides professional coordinated pre-hospital care to Yukoners and visitors to our territory.

  • The Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal is delivered by the Commissioner of Yukon on behalf of the Governor General of Canada.

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

Kat Hallett
Communications, Protective Services
867-332-4188
kathryn.hallett@yukon.ca  

News release #: 
21-153