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
"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
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
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