Katharine McLennan Award

In Recognition of Exemplary Volunteer and Community Contributions

The Katharine McLennan Award was established in 2013 to recognize the exceptional contributions of an individual who has, through community, life, and volunteer work, made a significant and lasting difference in the area(s) of arts, culture and/or historical preservation of Cape Breton Island. This award will be presented to an individual who has exhibited leadership, integrity, social responsibility and a willingness to serve community throughout their life.

Katharine McLennan exemplifies volunteerism. Dedicated and hard-working, Katharine believed in the ability of individuals to make a difference in their community. She gave freely of her time to improve and aid the community in many different ways. In addition to her volunteer service, Katharine was an accomplished artist, using painting and photography to capture current events.

The Katharine McLennan Award will be awarded every September. The recipient’s name will be included on the permanent award placed in the McLennan Centre at the Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site. The recipient will receive access to the Fortress of Louisbourg for a fundraising event to benefit the organization of their choice as well as a National Discovery Pass.