PHOTOS: David Hogg named Citizen of the Year

Nelson came together to celebrate David Hogg on Friday.

Hogg accepted his 2018 Citizen of the Year honours at a banquet that included last year’s winner Kim Charlesworth. The award has been handed out annually since 1963 to residents who have made significant contributions to the Nelson community.

Scroll down for pictures of the event at St. Joseph’s School, which was co-sponsored by the Nelson Star and the Knights of Columbus.


David Hogg: celebrating a career in teaching and 59 years of bagpiping

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Kim Charlesworth, the 2017 Citizen of the Year, passes the torch to David Hogg at a banquet Friday. Photo: Tyler Harper
Hogg, who has led the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band for the last 30 years, spoke of his love for bagpipes and teaching. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band president Angus Graeme highlighted David Hogg’s leadership. Photo: Tyler Harper
David Hogg, a Nelson native, has been playing bagpipes with the Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band since he was 11 years old. Photo: Tyler Harper
There weren’t many kilts in the crowd but there was a lot of love for David Hogg on Friday. Photo: Tyler Harper

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