Queen’s medal for promoter of blue box program in Saanich

Saanich resident Elly Roelofsen will be honoured with Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on Monday (Oct. 22).

Saanich resident Elly Roelofsen will be honoured with Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on Monday (Oct. 22).

Some 60,000 Canadian will receive the medal this year, in recognition of their achievements and contributions to their community and the country.

Roelofsen is being recognized for her “outstanding contributions to promote waste reduction in the region,” according to a release from Saanich, noting that she was an early promoter of the blue box recycling program in the municipality.

The medal will be presented at the 7:30 p.m. council meeting at Saanich Municipal Hall (770 Vernon Ave.).

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