The previous Citizen of the Year

The previous Citizen of the Year

Peter Defeo receives Citizen of the Year award

Nelson Knights of Columbus hosted a banquet Saturday evening to honour Peter Defeo, the club's 50th Citizen of the Year.

Nelson Knights of Columbus hosted a banquet Saturday evening to honour Peter Defeo, the club’s 50th Citizen of the Year. Local dignitaries including MP Alex Atamanenko, MLA Michelle Mungall and City of Nelson acting-mayor Robin Cherbo were in attendance along with some of Defeo’s family members, friends and colleagues, and past Citizen of the Year recipients. Defeo, a lifelong Nelson resident, was recognized for his decades of service as a auxiliary fire fighter for Nelson Fire Rescue, his role as a B.C. Ambulance Service paramedic, and for being all-around great guy with an impressive moustache.