By the end of the year, CNIB will have presented 30 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to longstanding volunteers in recognition of their significant contributions to CNIB and to helping Canadians see beyond vision loss.
“CNIB is honoured to have many inspirational and dedicated volunteers helping to carry out our mission in communities across the country every day,” said John Rafferty, CNIB’s President and CEO. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to recognize them with these special medals.”
The commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
“As one of Canada’s oldest and most respected charities, many of our volunteers have been supporting our cause for – literally – decades,” noted Rafferty. “We sincerely hope the medal recipients will serve as inspiration for a new generation of CNIB volunteers, because we couldn’t do what we do without people like them.”
For more about the medal, visit The Governor General of Canada’s website. For more about volunteering with CNIB, visit the volunteer section of cnib.ca.
The 30 Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients nominated by CNIB are (in no specific order): Rob Rosenblatt, David Grace, Desmond Scott, Peter Saxton, Ruth McGrath, Rob Sleath, Betty Perrot, Bob Carter, Dale Richards, Anne Whenham, Marie Leahy, Bud Kirk, Ray Sigurdson, Shep Shell, Frances Morwick, Al Jameson, Florence Carter, Sam Fulton, Jerry Smith, Roger Ashby, Jacinthe Bourgoin, Claude Descoteaux, René Lavoie, Marian Zaichkowski, Carmella Powers, Leon Keys, Milena Khazanavicius, Rita Donahue, Margaret Thompson, Jim Hynes.
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