MARYSTOWN, NL – Clem Lambe of Marystown has received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.
The award was sent to the Town of Marystown and presented during Tuesday’s council meeting.
“Very few Canadians end up with this medal and it’s certainly my honour to present it to you, a most-deserving recipient,” Mayor Sam Synard said.
The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, which incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country.
Lambe, a Canadian Guards and Black Watch veteran, previously served as deputy mayor and councillor in St. Lawrence and has been an active church volunteer. As a member, service officer and president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Burin branch, he has helped numerous veterans.
Lambe has served as chair of the branch’s annual Poppy Campaign since 2006. During that time, annual fundraising totals have quadrupled.
“It gives me great honour to receive this,” said Lambe, who was joined for the presentation by his wife, Claudia, and daughter, Cindy Clarke.
Lambe, who has been volunteering for nearly 60 years, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.