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City Congratulates Tom Dielissen

Monday, December 19, 2016 @ 6:18 PM


Members of Council and friends,  congratulate Tom Dielissen  on  receiving the Sovereign Medal for Volunteers.

Prince George, B.C. – City Council started its final meeting of  2016  by  celebrating  Tom  Dielissen’s most recent achievement.

Mayor Lyn Hall  read a letter from the Governor General,David Johnston,   and praised Dielissen  for his countless years of volunteerism prior to presenting the Sovereign Medal for Volunteers  which  is an award  from the office of  the Governor General of Canada.smv-web

The medal is a national  honour which recognizes volunteers who “selflessly offer their time and efforts in contribution to their community.”

Dielissen’s  volunteer service in Prince George  spans several decades and includes service with:

  • Exploration Place
  • the PG Public Library
  • Theatre North West,
  • UNBC’s Timberwolves Athletic Association,
  • the City of Prince George’s Winter Cities and Winter Lights Committees,
  • St. John’s Ambulance,
  • the PG Region Development Corporation,
  • the PG Film Commission,
  • the McGregor Model Forest Association,
  • the Northern BC Winter Games,
  • Summer Fest

The medal ( shown at right)  is awarded to individuals only, not to groups or couples.

The Sovereign Medal  for Volunteers is the second  honour for Tom Dielissen  this year.

In May, Dielissen, was awarded a  BC Community Achievement Award which recognizes those who have made a significant  contribution to their community either  as volunteers or in the course of their work.


I absolutely love it when we get the chance to recognize our own around here! Tom (and so many others like him) donate countless hours to charities in our community and to have a national honour like the Sovereign’s Medal awarded to him just seems to me, to be a perfect way to head into the holidays. Congratulations Tom and thank you for all that you do!

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