TV celebrity awarded medal

NANAIMO – Bruce Williams honoured at award ceremony hosted by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon at Government House in Victoria.

Bruce Williams, CTV Vancouver Island’s Manager of Community and Client Relations, was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony held Nov. 19 at Government House in Victoria, B.C., hosted by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.

The award recognizes recipients for outstanding contributions to their communities and long-term exemplary service. The Diamond Jubilee Medal is also a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years of service to Canada.

Williams was honoured for his efforts over the past 10 years to help raise more than $40 million for United Way campaigns on Vancouver Island.

Williams was among 60,000 Canadian to receive the medal this year and was nominated for the award by the United Way of Canada, which he started working with more than 20 years ago in Ontario.