“IN THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY” - BRITISH COLUMBIANS NAMED TO THE ORDER OF ST. JOHN

VICTORIA, B.C., MAY 31, 2014 – Volunteers from throughout B.C. will be honoured in a formal ceremony at Government House at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, where they will be invested into the Order of St. John and be presented with the insignia of the grade in the Order they have achieved through service to their fellow Canadians.  The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and Dame of Grace in the Order, will preside at the event.

                   For almost a century, members of St. John Ambulance have served the people of British Columbia, continuing a tradition of caring that has its roots in the Crusades. The 2,000 members of British Columbia and Yukon St. John Ambulance provide close to a quarter-million hours of community service annually, and the organization trains more than 100,000 people per year in emergency response and lifesaving techniques. 

                   Recipients of medals include:

Commander:

Jean Chute

Kelowna

 

Robert McIlwaine

Vancouver

Officer:

John Nadeau

Whistler

 

Normand Potvin

Courtenay

 

Paul J. Richards

Surrey

 

Douglas Slowski

Nanaimo

 

Julia Zoetewey

Vancouver

Serving Member:

Kathy Au-Yeung

Vancouver

 

Samson Chan

Vancouver

 

Judy Ann Chiu

Burnaby

 

Warren Cook

Nanaimo

 

Glen Greenhill

Courtenay

 

Christina Hong

Burnaby

 

Mary Loblaw

Port Moody

 

Jeffrey S. Lott

Nanaimo

 

Wendy Luong

Vancouver

 

Russell Newcombe

Pitt Meadows

 

Adrian Ng

Vancouver

 

Ross Nicholls

Victoria

 

Tammy Olsen

Mill Bay

 

Shirley Philpot

Kamloops

 

Konrad Shum

Vancouver

 

Alexander Ka Kiu Yan

Vancouver

The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, more commonly known as the Order of St. John, is a Royal Order of Chivalry, which has Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as its Sovereign Head.  Along with the Order of Canada, the Order of Military Merit, the Royal Victorian Order, and the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, the Order of St. John is part of the Canadian Honors System.

Those being invested will receive an insignia of the grade in the Order they have achieved – Serving Member, Officer, Commander, or Knight or Dame.  The insignia are symbols of history and service to fellow Canadians.

Media Contacts:

St. John Ambulance:

Doireen Narayan, Marketing Manager

Telephone No.  604-301-2716

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