Lieutenant Governor's Volunteers Receive Vice-Regal Commendation

June 2020

During their tenure as the Queen's representative, each of Canada's Lieutenant Governors has a limited number of special Vice-Regal Commendations that they can present to those who offer outstanding service to their office. Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell has chosen seven leaders who have served as valued volunteers on various programs and initiatives that she has led over the past five years. The recipients are:

  • Captain (Ret'd) Rick Dumas (volunteer Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor)
  • Rob Leonard (Volunteer advisor on history programming)
  • Roy Louis (Leader for 2019 Lt Governor of AB Arts Awards in Maskwacis; advisor on Indigenous protocol, culture and ceremony)
  • Dave Mowat (Volunteer Co-Chair, Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway)
  • Carolyn Patton (Volunteer Co-Chair, Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway)
  • Andy Sims (Chair, Alberta Order of Excellence Council)
  • Gayle Stannard (Executive Director, Alberta Order of Excellence Council and long-standng volunteer on various initiatives)
  • Ralph Young (Chair, History and Heroes Foundation) 

Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the Lieutenant Governor is presenting the Commendations to the recipients in a series of very small gatherings through May and June.  View presentation photos 

The Vice-Regal Commendation was added to the National Honours system in 1999 to recognize Canadians who offer outstanding service to the Office of the Queen's representative. The Commendation includes a lapel pin and bar that can be worn with decorations.