Captain Sidney Hynes, a former resident of Harbour Breton, is among eight outstanding Newfoundlanders and Labradorians that have been chosen for induction into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Captain Hynes said that he is really honoured to be recognized by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador in this manner.
He said, “It’s a great honour to be inducted into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador which is the highest honour an individual can receive in the province. To be among such prestigious company is a great privilege, and I’m really looking forward to the induction ceremony on October 16.”
The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavor benefitting the province and its residents in an outstanding manner.
Along with Captain Hynes, the other 2012 recipients include Janet Cox, Tom Dawe, Freida Faour, John (Jack) Ford, Mary Dyer Gordon, Constance Howley and Susan (Fran) Williams.
The Honourable John Crosbie, in making the announcement on October 4, said, “These individuals exemplify the strengths, talent and determination of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. It will be my great honour to bestow the Order upon each of them in recognizing their tremendous and lifelong efforts.
Premier Kathy Dunderdale said, “Each and every recipient truly reflects the spirit of the Order. Their passion has made them leaders in building the strong, proud and caring communities which characterize our province today.”
Captain Sidney J. Hynes. M. M., F. N. L.
Captain Hynes’ demonstrated excellence as a marine industry leader has brought significant social and economic benefit to this province. His outstanding contribution as a pioneer and innovator in the development and evolution of the industry is without parallel. Captain Hynes’ impressive record of achievement reflects a true professionalism and the best personal qualities, which have earned him the utmost respect.