Wendy Martin of Abbotsford recently received her second Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Submitted photo

Abbotsford woman awarded Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

Wendy Martin recognized for her dedication to figure skating and more

An Abbotsford woman is one of 46 individuals from across Canada who recently received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Wendy Martin received the honour in a presentation made through her workplace, Correctional Service Canada (CSC), at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford. CSC senior deputy commission Alain Tousignant presided over the ceremony.

The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers is presented on an ongoing basis by the Governor General of Canada to recognized exceptional volunteer achievements.

Martin was a long-time figure skating coach, an announcer for the Pond to Podium Super Series of Figure Skating and the BC Summer Games, and has served on the City of Abbotsford’s Art and Heritage Advisory Committee.

She is also a project officer for CSC.

This was her second medal and her second time on Canada’s honour roll.

Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis at caring.gg.ca.

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