FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- The Freedom of the City Award is being presented to former Senator Richard Neufeld.

He was appointed to Senate by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, back in 2008.

Neufeld served until his 75th birthday in 2019, he reached the maximum age to sit in senate.

The Freedom of the City Award recognizes the significant contributions an individual has made to the community.

Neufeld will receive the award in a ceremony at City Hall, scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m..