Homeless man receives Queen’s Jubilee Award for saving others on cold Meadow Lake streets – CBC

Feb 28, 2023

Ernest McPherson’s night patrols inspired others, and spurred on community action

Ernest McPherson wasn’t really sure how he’d travel 250 kilometres from Meadow Lake to Saskatoon to collect the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.

The 54-year-old homeless man told CBC News, “I might have to hitch-hike.”

In the end, he asked Natanis Bundschuh, the manager of the local soup kitchen where McPherson eats lunch every day, to drive him to the downtown Saskatoon hotel to receive the medal in honour of his public service.

“It’s awesome to see someone in our community receiving an honour like that for going above and beyond, and caring for people that he doesn’t have to care about, but he does,” said Bundschuh, executive director of Meadow Lake Outreach Ministries.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/homeless-man-queen-jubilee-1.6761888

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