(Vancouver, BC) The Canadian Aboriginal Veterans Association President Richard Blackwolf attended Métis Days June 30th hosted by the BC Métis Federation as part of the Klahowya Village in Stanley Park. The Canadian Aboriginal Veterans Association used Métis Days as an opportunity to present three Diamond Jubilee Medals to three Métis Veterans. The Diamond Jubilee Medals were awarded to Ken Fisher, Joy Ward-Dockrey, and Larry Arkell.
The Diamond Jubilee Medals are presented in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary (1952 – 2012) of Her Majesty’s Accession to the Throne and signed by the Governor General of Canada. In granting of this honor the recipients are recognized for dedicated service to their peers, community and Nation.
BC Métis Federation President Henry stated, “This was such an honor to have the Canadian Aboriginal Veterans Association President Mr. Blackwolf make this prestigious award to three very deserving Métis veteran during our event.”
President Henry concluded, “The BC Métis Federation was proud to host this award ceremony and we congratulate these well known Métis veterans. Congratulations on behalf of our board, staff, members, and communities.”
BC Métis Federation
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