Monday, January 28, 2013

Chiefs president Ringdal recognized for community service

Press Release

Over 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.

On Wednesday at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Ringdal was one of 22 Chilliwack area residents to be honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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 and Canada.

"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 recognize me."

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 International.

In 2001, he received the Jack Diamond Sports Personality of the Year Award.

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