A new medal for volunteers has been approved by the Queen and become part of the Canadian Honours System. Governor General David Johnston presided over the inaugural presentation of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on April 12.
The medal incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award which was created in 1995 by then-Governor General Romeo LeBlanc.
“You represent our values and the kind of country we want to live in and that we want our kids and grandkids to live in,” said Johnston in presenting the medal to 55 recipients.
Among those receiving the medal was Angus Stanfield of Sooke, B.C., who has been active in The Royal Canadian Legion, serving as president of Sooke Branch and working his way through the ranks to be president ...