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Fred Penner honoured by DASCH Foundation

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Musician and children's entertainer Fred Penner has been honoured for his career and humanitarian work today.

Penner was honoured by the DASCH Foundation - which supports adults living with intellectual disabilities in group homes - at its 12th annual recognition awards luncheon.

Guests included Lieutenant-Governor Philip Lee, Mayor Sam Katz, and family services minister Kerri Irvin-Ross.

Lee said of the organization's honouring of Penner "I can't think of a better combination with this organization committed to improving the lives of children and adults."

Katz said Penner was "truly a great human being who does so much for his community."

DASCH has 55 group homes with 300 residents and 700 staff.

kevin.rollason@freepress.mb.ca

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