the course of his 25-year career in sports management, Chilliwack
Chiefs president Glen Ringdal has built brands, partnerships and
community ties that sustain sports franchises.
at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Ringdal was one of 22 Chilliwack area
residents to be honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
The awards were given to individuals commemorating
various and valued contributions and accomplishments. Each recipient was
judged to have made a meaningful difference to the lives of others and
to the overall quality of life enjoyed in Chilliwack, British Columbia
"I was very, very thrilled," said Ringdal, who
was informed he'd be honoured two weeks ago by medal presenter Mark
Strahl, the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon Member of Parliament. "I was
pleased that someone thought enough of what I've done in my life to
The recipients recieved their medals along with certificates signed by Governor General David Johnston.
Among others, Ringdal has worked with the Vancouver Canucks and B.C.
Lions during his career. He spearheaded the creation of Canuck Place,
the Lions Courage for Kids initiative and has also done work for CARE
In 2001, he received the Jack Diamond Sports Personality of the Year Award.
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