Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald was on hand at a Rotary Club of Golden meeting to make a special presentation to the family of Paul Hambruch.
Hambruch, who passed away in October, was one of the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in honour of his years of service to his community.
Before presenting the award, Macdonald thanked the Rotary for all that the group does to help others.
“I want to thank Rotary for the work that you do. It is such an important part of our community. If you look around the community you see that not only are you active now, but this is an organization that has been active over a long period of time,” he said.
“This was an organization that Paul put a lot of time into, and he felt passionate about the work you are doing.”
The medal honours significant contributions and achievements of Canadians.
Macdonald made the presentation to Paul Hambruch’s widow Ingrid Hambruch.
“Elected officials were to choose people who served their communities. It is the sense that community doesn’t just happen. You have to create the community you want and Paul did that,” he said.
“It is with great pleasure that I want to present Ingrid with Paul’s medal.”
After accepting the medal Ingrid said, “I think Paul would be very honoured…thank you very much.”