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Citizenship award for a Puvirnituqmiuq

Friday, July 6, 2018
Annie Kanayuk receives a medal for good citizenship from Ungava MNA Jean Boucher.
On June 20, 2018, Ungava MNA Jean Boucher presented a medal for good citizenship to Annie Kanayuk of Puvirnituq. In 2015, Ms. Kanayuk saved the lives of three children, rescuing them from a burning home.

​During the night of June 23, 2015, Annie Kanayuk perceived a burning two-storey building while walking in her village. She climbed to the second floor, woke up three children sleeping in a bedroom and helped them to get outside. When she then heard a woman calling for help, Ms. Kanayuk returned inside the building despite the growing fire and again attempted to deliver assistance. The flames and smoke finally forced her to flee from the building.

Ms. Kanayuk was awarded the medal for good citizenship for her bravery.


Every year, the Québec government honours acts of bravery by awarding medals for good citizenship. There are 23 recipients this year.