Illustrating the importance of volunteerism
Member of Parliament John Weston awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal to the Honorary Colonel Roy Michael Shields from Bowen Island.
Since 1951, Shields showed great leadership and support for the various cadet corps under the aegis of the Seaforth Regiment. He also played a key role in establishing the Seaforth Regimental Museum as a recognized military museum under federal government requirements. He was very active in organizing the establishment of a Seaforth Patrons’ Corps of 40 to 50 experienced business leaders committed to raising money for cadets and for special regimental needs.
He has also provided voluntary service for the Vancouver Museum, the Planetarium Association, the Churchill Society, the Academy of Music, the Order of St. John (palliative care) and the Bowen Island Museum and Archives. Shields’ activities illustrate the importance of volunteerism in both charitable and civic organizations.