North Shore residents honoured with Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

Three North Shore residents are recipients of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, following a ceremony held Thursday in Victoria, B.C.

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin presented the medal to 44 recipients from across the province at Government House on Sept. 5. The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers is awarded to recognize exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields, according to release from the lieutenant-governor’s office.

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From North Vancouver, Patrick Sullivan and Samantha Mason received the medal for their joint contributions to pediatric cancer care, treatment and research in B.C. through their Team Finn Foundation, in honour of their son Finn. Collectively, by taking part in the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer and numerous other fundraising events, Sullivan and Mason have helped raise more than $3 million for pediatric cancer care and research, according to the release.

From West Vancouver, Frederick Reynolds was honoured with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for his work spent improving the economic development conditions of communities around the world as a volunteer with the Canadian Executive Service Organization.

Any person who is a Canadian citizen and who has made “significant, sustained and unpaid contributions to their community” in Canada or abroad is eligible, according to the release.

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