20-Year Children's Wish volunteer to receive The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

DARTMOUTH, NS, Jan. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, January 29th, Lloyd Berliner will be recognized for his long-standing volunteer contributions to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada when he will be awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.  The medal will be presented to Mr. Berliner by Greg Hughes, Chapter Advisory Board Chair of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter.

Mr. Berliner's association with Children's Wish began over 20 years ago when he first helped organize Truro's Wishmaker Walk for Wishes.  He has since become active in the Nova Scotia Chapter Advisory Board serving as its Chair for a time.  He has also served on the Children's Wish National Board of Directors as Treasurer.  Perhaps Mr. Berliner's most loved function has been in delivering wishes to numerous area children diagnosed with a life threatening illness.

WHAT:    The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentation to
  Lloyd Berliner
   
WHEN:    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 4:00pm
   
WHO:    Lloyd Berliner, His Worship W.M. (Bill) Mills, Mayor of Truro, Greg Hughes,
  Children's Wish representatives, members  of Mr. Berliner's
  family, friends and associates.
   
WHERE:   Patterson Law Office        
  10 Church Street
  Truro, NS

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness.  Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 19,000 children and their families.

This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day.  Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

A new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

During the year of celebrations, 60 000 deserving Canadians from across the country and various walks of life will be recognized.

The Chancellery of Honours, as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, administers the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal program. Visit www.gg.ca/diamondjubilee for more information.


 

SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information:

CONTACT:
Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter
Phone: (902) 492-1984, ext. 3
Mobile: (902) 229-9474
email: cheryl.matthews@childrenswish.ca