Former ACLC BC Branch Directors Awarded
the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
The ACLC BC Branch is pleased to announce our former Directors Roger and Louise Prouse have been awarded the Canada Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. The Sovereign’s medal for volunteers recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements and contributions from across Canada to their community.
Louise Prouse is a former Honours and Awards Director of the ACLC BC Branch, and retired from the Executive Board last year. Louise has spent the last 34 years dedicating her time to the Cadet Program. Louise began to volunteer with the 2290 RCACC as the Support Committee Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator, and then the SC Chair. Louise then became a member of the ACLC BC Branch, and fulfilled many roles including the Executive Director, Secretary and the Honours and Award Representative. Louise has spent countless hours processing applications for the Army Cadet Service Medal for all our BC Army Cadets. Louise has worked very hard in helping to assist our BC youth to be recognized for their efforts through awards and bursaries.
Roger Prouse is a former Director for the ACLC BC Branch and retired from his position last year. Roger’s dedication to the Cadet Program began in 1953, when he was a cadet of the 2290 RCACC. He joined the Supplementary Reserve List in 1972, and later took his commission and joined the Cadet Instructor Cadre. He was the former CO of 2290, 2893 and 72 RCACC. In 2003, Roger retired from the CIC, and volunteered with the ACLC BC Branch. He served as a Director and the Vice President. Roger held the position of Senior Zone Chair for the Lower Mainland of BC. Some of his many duties were liaising, assisting with fundraising and attending all parades and ceremonies for all Lower Mainland Army Cadet Corps. Roger was instrumental in developing a new award for the ACLC BC-the Officer Sword of Excellence-Top CIC Officer within BC.
The ACLC BC Branch is so proud of our former Executive Board members. They have both contributed so much to the Army Cadet Program in BC, and the Program is indeed more successful with their commitment they have both provided.
The medals will be presented at a later date by the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers Program.