Betty McDougall received an unexpected gift on Christmas morning.
On behalf of Swift Current’s residents, the City awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to the well-deserving local volunteer.
“I feel very honoured to have been nominated by the City of Swift Current, and was quite overwhelmed when I learned that I had received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal,” said McDougall.
“I do believe that if and when we can, each one of us should take the opportunity to give back. I would also like to mention that there are so many folks who contribute to the high quality of life in our city”.
McDougall has volunteered a large amount of her time to many organizations at the federal, provincial and local levels. She currently sits on the Canadian Tire JumpStart Program and is a founding member, the Swift Current branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Regional Advisory Committee of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council, and is a committee chairperson and secretary of the Southwest Cultural Development Group Inc.
“Betty has embodied the quintessential community volunteer in Swift Current over the past three decades,” said Mayor Jerrod Schafer.
“She is an exemplary member of our community and I was thrilled to bestow her with a Diamond Jubilee medal.”