Ottawa’s Dr. Stephen Blizzard is now officially one of the “National Icons of Trinidad & Tobago”! The “National Icons” awards program recognizes individuals and groups who have made sterling contributions to Trinidad and Tobago’s national development at the local, regional, and international levels, in their respective fields, since the twin islands’ independence, in 1962.
Dr. Blizzard was among 60 nationals chosen by the Cabinet-appointed High Level Expert Panel for the Implementation of Arts, Cultural and Entrepreneurial Projects and the Patriotism Project to receive this prestigious award. The National Icons Awards Ceremony, which was held on May 20, 2013, at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre, in St. Ann’s, was a joint initiative by the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development, the Citizens’ Advisory Committee and the Office of the Prime Minister. Dr. Blizzard won in the “science” category, while other recipients were recognized in various fields including Media, Entrepreneurship, Public Service, Sports, Creative Arts, Religion and Community Service. Among the other recipients were award-winning Calypso artists David Rudder and The Mighty Sparrow as well as legendary cricketer Brian Lara.
See complete “National Icons of Trinidad & Tobago” program brochure at this link below: