Past Rotary International President joins Canadian Landmine Foundation Board

    The Board of the Canadian Landmine Foundation today elected WILFRID J.
    WILKINSON, C.M., F.C.A. as a Member and Director.

    TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - Wilfrid J. (Wilf) Wilkinson, a retired
chartered accountant, was a founding partner of Wilkinson & Company, a public
accounting firm. He is a past-president of the Province of Ontario Public
Accountants Council, and a past Treasurer of both the Canadian Institute of
Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
    A Rotarian since 1962, Wilf is a member and past president of the Rotary
Club of Trenton, Ontario. He served as Rotary International President in
2007-08, the first Canadian to serve in that position in 55 years. Previously
he served Rotary International as Vice-President, Director, Rotary Foundation
Trustee, District Governor, International Assembly Chair & Chair of Rotary
International Centennial Convention in Chicago.
    Mr. Wilkinson has been recognized for his humanitarian service by the
Knights of Columbus, Province of Ontario, Government of Canada and was
honoured by Pope John Paul II with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal. He is
also the recipient of many Rotary honours, including Citation for Meritorious
Service, International Service Award for a Polio-free World, Distinguished
Service Award & Service Above Self Award. He became a Member of the Order of
Canada on May 3, 2007 with a citation that read, in part, "Integrity,
commitment and service are the hallmarks of Wilfrid Wilkinson's contributions
to his community."
    Tom Molloy, Chairman of the Canadian Landmine Foundation Board, said "We
are most pleased to welcome someone who has made such a positive impact on the

For further information:

For further information: Scott Fairweather, President and CEO, Canadian
Landmine Foundation, Telephone: (416) 365-9461 x 22, Email:, Web:

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