CTV Vancouver Island’s Bruce Williams has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Recognized for his work on United Way campaigns on Vancouver Island for whom he helped to raise over $40 million in the past 10 years, Williams’ years of service were recognized in a ceremony held Monday, Nov. 19 at Government House in Victoria, B.C., hosted by Lt Governor The Honourable Judith Guichon.
CTV Vancouver Island’s Manager of Community and Client Relations is also well known for his role as on-air TV Host, and host of a daily program on CFAX 1070 Radio. Nominated by the United Way of Canada, Williams’ work with the national charity organization began in Ontario over 20 years ago. After relocating to Vancouver Island in 2001, he began working closely with the Central Vancouver Island and Greater Victoria branches, investing his personal time, being a donor at the Leadership level, and sharing his media expertise through various roles including Campaign Cabinet member, leadership presenter and trainer, and event emcee.
“Every time you meet Bruce Williams, you can’t help but smile,” said Linda Hughes, CEO for the United Way of Greater Victoria. “There’s something special about his energy and personality. He can motivate a room of people into action for a cause in less than five minutes. We are lucky to have him as part of our team.”
Williams was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, which recognizes recipients for outstanding contributions to their communities and long-term exemplary service. In addition to being a symbol of their remarkable achievements, the Diamond Jubilee Medal is also a celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 years of service and devotion to our great country. This year, 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized.