Prince George’s Murry Krause will be one of 44 British Columbians who will receive Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers tomorrow in Victoria.
Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin will present the medals on behalf of Governor General Julie Payette.
The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields.
Krause has been engaged in community and social justice work for more than 40 years. He is currently chair of the Indigenous Relations Committee of the Union of BC Municipalities. He previously served as the executive director of the Central Interior Native Health Society for 22 years.
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.