Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary’s CEO, Cheryl Doherty, was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal this week in a private ceremony attended by Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) staff, Board of Directors, Foundation Board members, leadership volunteers, as well as Boys of Girls Clubs of Canada staff and Board members.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is given to Canadians to recognize their significant contributions and achievements, and to celebrate those who, like Her Majesty The Queen, have dedicated themselves to service to their fellow citizens, their community and their country.
Cheryl (left in photo) was recognized as being a mentor, colleague and champion of services for children youth and families for almost 35 years. Nominator, Karen McCullagh (right in photo), Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s Western Regional Director, first met Cheryl when Karen was a summer staff at BGCC’s Camp Adventure in 1988.
“She has been a role model and inspiration to me personally throughout the years. Anyone who has given more than a 'life sentence' of servitude to any organization deserves a medal,” said Karen. “The Queen's Jubilee medal will hopefully serve as a reminder of her contributions to this agency and the lives of all the individuals who have benefitted directly or indirectly as a result of her work.”
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada was invited to partner with the Government of Canada in nominating 30 eligible individuals from any of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s offices, or Clubs from across the country, or individuals working in close collaboration with BGCC, such as volunteers, staff, associates or partners, as recipients of this national honour. The nominations brought forward by Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada provide an opportunity to recognize the outstanding work done by everyday Canadians to better the lives of those around them and make our country stronger.