This being the WPC 90th Anniversary, a proclamation by the City of Greater Sudbury, declaring April 15-21 as War Pensioners of Canada Week, was read on behalf of Mayor Marianne Matichuk by Police Chief Frank Elsner.
Following the opening ceremonies, it was announced by WPC/CEO Colin Pick that longtime WPC member and Second World War veteran Fred Vincent had been advised he was going to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, with the presentation being made in the Science North cavern May 4.
Fred had also received a letter advising that he will be awarded the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award in Ottawa later in the year.
These awards recognize his continuous advocacy for veterans’ rights, his compassion for others, his commitment to the community and his unselfish dedication to veterans in promoting the aims of the War Pensioners of Canada, “veterans helping veterans” over the past 40 years.
Sudbury Branch president Bill Lee presented long-time WPC member and Second World War veteran Tom Baker with the WPC Exceptional Service Medal.
Carol Hughes awarded the WPC Humanitarian Medal to Raymond Constantineau, Vernon Roy and Michael Thomson.
The Humanitarian Medal is the highest award within WPC. It is awarded to an exceptional few who have a record of service to country and community, advocating for veterans, promoting and participating in youth activities and participation in the WPC veterans gravesite remembrance ceremonies.
Thank you brothers, for all you have done and all you continue to do for our community.
public relations officer
War Pensioners of Canada
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