Governor General’s Award Presented to Association Member

RCMP Veterans’ Association

Veterans Helping Veterans and Their Families

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Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers


The Medal for Volunteers consists of a silver circular medal that is 36 mm in diameter with a suspension ring. The obverse depicts a contemporary effigy of the Sovereign, circumscribed with the inscription in capital letters of the Canadian Royal Title and the word “CANADA”, separated by two maple leaves.

The reverse indicates the ideas of caring and generosity, represented by two interlaced hearts. The sunburst pattern of the rim symbolizes the time that volunteers are giving and their actions. The ribbon uses the viceregal colours of blue and gold. The five gold stripes evoke the fingers of a hand, present in the Caring Canadian Award emblem, while the deep red colour is associated with royalty.

The design of medal was created by the Canadian Heraldic Authority, based on a concept by Darcy DeMarsico of the Chancellery of Honours. The medal is manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint at its Ottawa facility.

Governor General’s Award Presented to Robert Boivin

The Association is very pleased to announce that Quebec Division member, Robert Boivin has been awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from the office of the Governor General.  Robert was proposed for the medal by Quebec Division President, Line Carbonneau considering his extensive work on behalf of the Division.

The Governor General’s website describes the medal as, “Passion, dedication and a commitment to community are the driving forces behind the volunteers who receive the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.”

The medal recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields and pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of volunteers. They embody the caring country we aspire to build.

As a member of the Quebec Division Executive, Robert manages the Recruitment and Membership side of the Division’s operations.

President Carbonneau has expressed her gratefulness and that of Quebec Division for the ongoing work of Robert and his unstinting willingness to give of his time for advisors and colleagues.

James Forrest
Director of Communications
RCMP Veterans’ Association

The Governor General’s Medal for Volunteers as received by Robert.
Robert receives the Governor General’s Medal for Volunteers from Quebec Division President Line Carbonneau.

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