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Posted: September 5, 2018

Local to receive Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

A Kimberley resident is among 40 British Columbians to receive the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

On behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 40 recipients from British Columbia on Thursday, Sept. 6, at a ceremony at Government House.

The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields.

As an official Canadian honour, the Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, created in 1995, by then-governor general Roméo LeBlanc. The medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers.

Kimberley’s Cindy Postnikoff is being honoured this year.

Postnikoff has seen how debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be for Canadian Armed Forces members returning from overseas deployments. She formed Military Ames, a support group for veterans, and continues to devote her time, energy and financial resources to honouring and helping former military personnel affected by PTSD.

Lead image: Cindy Postnikoff at the opening of the new Kimberley Veterans’ Memorial. e-KNOW file photo


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