Two long time volunteers with Special Olympics British Columbia-Prince George were honored recently by the Governor General of Canada for service to their community and country: Jackie and Thom Ross were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal award in a ceremony with Cariboo-Prince George M.P. Dick Harris at the Prince George Golf and Curling Clubfor supporters of Special Olympics and their athletic programs in the region..
The Ross’s have contributed to Special Olympics in Prince George for 25 years through coaching, fundraising and coordinating many programs including five- and-ten-pin bowling. They were nominated for the award by their peers and colleagues.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awards consists of a letter of commendation from Governor General David Johnston, an official certificate, a lapel pin and a specially designed medal.
Jackie Ross (nee Van Dyke) is formerly of Lytton.