from the Governor General's web site:
General announces 13 Decorations for Bravery
July 30, 2003
OTTAWA - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson,
Governor General of Canada, today announced the granting of one
Star of Courage and 12 Medals of Bravery for acts of heroism.
Recipients will be invited to accept their decorations at a ceremony
to be held at a later date.
Wilson, M.B., Pointe Claire, Que.
Medal of Bravery
On April 24, 2002, 17-year-old Kerianne Wilson rescued an elderly
man who had fallen onto the tracks of the metro, seconds before
the train pulled into the Saint-Laurent station in Montreal, Quebec.
Kerianne was waiting for the train when she saw a man stagger
toward the edge of the platform and tumble onto the tracks. She
raced to the scene, signaling to bystanders that she needed help.
Without regard for her own safety, she jumped onto the rails where
the victim lay motionless. Determined to save the man, she lifted
him by the arms and dragged him over to the platform. Other passengers
helped complete the rescue, seconds before the train roared into
the original article on the rescue that appeared in the Montreal
Gazette + see photos
the official STM hommage to Kerianne's Rescue (PDF File)
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