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In addition to the Spirit of Thunder Bay Award, Linda Hammond also recieved the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.

Linda Hammond, a registered nurse, has consistently found the time after 12 hour shifts to contribute to her community’s well being. For 20 years, she was active in the Girl Guide movement as a leader and district commissioner. She has also been a dynamic member of Knox Shuniah United Church, heading up various fundraisers for its Global Outreach Team and supporting its youth camp. Linda also regularly supports her husband’s soup kitchen by making soup and gathering food for distribution. Whether cleaning an ill neighbour’s home or offering a meal and assistance to people in distress, Linda’s warmth and compassion have made a difference in the lives of many neighbours and fellow residents.