Canadians recognized for their dedication to Veterans


Canadians from coast to coast provide volunteer service to Veterans, their communities and their country.

Since 2002, more than 1,050 Canadians have been formally recognized with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation for their service to Veterans.

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to 11 Canadians from British Columbia, to recognize their contributions to Veterans’ well‑being, as well as their efforts to promote remembrance within their communities:

  • Adams, Mark, North Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Black, Timothy, Saanich, British Columbia

  • Briscoe, Norman Leslie, Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Kerek, Warren, Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Lieuwen, Kenneth J., Langley, British Columbia

  • Linford, Kathryn J., Victoria, British Columbia

  • Martin, Scott, Vancouver, British Columbia

  • McLellan, John (Jack), Victoria, British Columbia

  • Moore, Anthony, Surrey, British Columbia

  • Nicolson, Richard Alan, Colwood, British Columbia

  • Pfeifer, Mark, Penticton, British Columbia

The Commendation is awarded annually to exceptional Canadians who have contributed in a distinguished manner to the care and well‑being of Veterans and/or to the remembrance of the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of Veterans.


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