RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada Co-Founder and President awarded Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for support of Canada's military families

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - In recognition of contributions made to the True Patriot Love Foundation—in support of Canada's military families—through the Schneider Family Foundation, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada Co-Founder and President, Walter Schneider, was decorated with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

The medal honours Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow countrymen, their community or to Canada over the previous 60 years.  The prestigious award was presented to just 16,000 citizens nationwide in 2012.   Schneider accepted the medal at a ceremony held at TD Bank Tower on June 21.

The True Patriot Love Foundation, formed by a group of dedicated business leaders, was established to pay tribute to Canadian military families.  The foundation undertakes programs and initiatives that support the health and well-being of servicemen and women and their families, as well as build bridges between Canadian civilians and the military to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers.

"It's very humbling to receive such an award," says Schneider.  "The Schneider Family Foundation was created to make a difference in the lives of others and from our perspective, no one does that better than the Canadian Forces.  The Canadian Forces protect our borders with sacrifice, bravery and honour.  Their efforts bring hope of a better life to vulnerable and conflicted societies throughout the world.  Their commitment to freedom, to this country and its citizens, is beyond compare."

Since 2001, The Schneider Family Foundation has funded worthwhile causes in communities across Canada with a strong focus on health, education and culture.  Beneficiaries have included various charitable and service organizations such as Women's College Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, the West Parry Sound Health Centre (new birthing room), SickKids Foundation, Pathways to Education, War Child Canada, ShareLife, The YMCA, and many more.

RE/MAX is Canada's leading real estate organization with nearly 18,900 sales associates situated throughout its more than 720 independently-owned and operated offices in Canada.  The RE/MAX network, now in its 38th year, is a global real estate system operating in 87 countries, with close to 6,300 independently-owned offices and over 87,700 member sales associates.  RE/MAX realtors lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production while providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral, and asset management.  For more information, visit: www.remax.ca.

Image with caption: "Shaun Francis (right), Chair of the True Patriot Love Foundation, presents the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal to Walter Schneider, Co-Founder and President, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada. (CNW Group/RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120625_C3954_PHOTO_EN_15666.jpg

SOURCE RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada

For further information:

Christine Martysiewicz
RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada
905.542.2400


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