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KCRTA Members Recognized by Province

Three more KCRTA members have been awarded the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal by the Province of New Brunswick. This brings the number of KCRTA medal recipients to six.

Read the latest citations below, or download a summary of all six KCRTA medal recipients’ citations HERE.


Bonny Hill

The Government of New Brunswick has announced that Bonny Hill of Sussex, NB is a recipient of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.

Bonny has done so much in her career to advance the arts in our region. She is an accomplished artist who spent 31 years teaching art in public schools. Throughout her career as an educator, Bonny was recognized with national awards. She was active for many years in directing the annual spring musicals at SRHS. Bonny now serves as vice president at AX: the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex where she chairs the exhibitions committee and actively volunteers. Bonny is also a member of the NB Department of Education Curriculum Advisory Committee for Visual Arts. Bonny, thank you for going above and beyond in your career as an educator, as well for your continued support of the local arts community.

Richard Sullivan

The Government of NB has announced that Richard Sullivan of Sussex, NB is a recipient of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.

It’s truly hard to know where to begin when recapping Richard’s contributions to the Sussex community over the years. He worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor in Sussex schools for over 30 years, a career during which he also served as chair of NBTA committees and helped to develop programs for the Department of Education. Richard has been heavily involved in the local sports scene, from his time as an umpire to serving as honorary chair of the Dairtytown Classic and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Sussex Golf and Curling Club. Richard served as chairman of the Sussex and Area Community Foundation until 2010, which has provided the community with more than $1 million in project funding and scholarships since 2005. As a member of Sussex & Area Vibrant Communities, Richard played a role in kickstarting the local Dial-a-Ride program. He is also chairman of the Friends of Broad Street organization. If his last name does not already ring a bell to you, it is also the namesake of Sully’s Ice Cream Parlour, which was founded by Richard’s sons and provides valuable job opportunities to local students each summer. Thank you, Richard, for the valuable role you have played in so many initiatives that have helped shape Sussex to be the vibrant community it is today.

Rhoda Wilson

The Government of NB has announced that Rhoda Wilson of Sussex, NB has been presented with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.

Rhoda joined the Rotary Club of Sussex in 2009 and has held every executive position there is. She is also the recipient of Rotary’s high honour, the Paul Harris Fellowship for outstanding contribution. Among her major accomplishments in her role with the Rotary Club includes the Rotary Amphitheatre and the organization’s contributions to having the Nutien Civic Centre come to fruition. Rhoda was a teacher for 29 years after retiring seven years ago and has not appeared to slow down since, and for that we are all grateful. She is a tireless worker in her church as well as the Sussex Choral Society and has organized exchanges for dozens of international students to live and study in Sussex through the New Brunswick International Student Program. Thank you, Rhoda, for giving so much to our community.

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