Three longtime volunteers with Special Olympics British Columbia Prince George were honoured this week by the Governor General of Canada for their service to their community and country.
Ivy Whitfield and Jackie and Thom Ross were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal award in a ceremony Thursday at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club for supporters of Special Olympians and their athletic programs in the region.
The three were nominated by their peers and colleagues.
The Ross's have contributed to Special Olympics in Prince George for 25 years through fundraising, coaches training and coordinating many programs including five- and-10-pin bowling, while Whitfield was one of the 1986 founders of Special Olympics in Prince George.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal award consists of a letter of commendation from Governor General David Johnston, an official certificate, a lapel pin and a specially designed medal.