Originally posted January 3, 2020
Updated September 23, 2020
In early January, Vern Anderson was awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers. Though the original ceremony was cancelled due to the beginning of the coronavirus, Vern was invited to a private ceremony with Lt. Governor Janice Filmon on September 21, where he was formally recognized with the award.
The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements from across the country and abroad, celebrating a wide range of voluntary contributions.
The recognition is part of the Canadian Honours System and is an official honour created by the Crown.
Vern's award is presented for the fun and cheer he has brought to South Indian Lake, including fundraising for and organizing the annual Christmas season sliding party, and his work as a member of the Indigenous Advisory Council where he's assisted Booth University in becoming culturally competent with Indigenous culture and Truth and Reconciliation goals.
Vern was previously presented with the Division's 2019 Frontier Achievement Award and we are proud to see him recognized again with such honours.
To learn more about the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, visit the Governor General of Canada's website here.