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Queen’s Jubilee Medal for MS Society volunteer

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada was granted 30 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals by the Governor General’s Office to award to people across the country with a connection to Multiple Sclerosis who have significantly improved the community around them.

Among the recipients is Joanne Williams, a Kamloops and area chapter member since its inception.

Williams has served on committees and on the board, has volunteered for research trials and continues to be a spokesperson for those affected by MS.

The MS Society will formally recognize and award Williams her medal at its annual holiday lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at noon at the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans (Anavets) Hall (formerly the Beach House Restaurant), 177 Tranquille Rd.

People with MS, carepartners, family members, friends, MS Society staff, volunteers and board members are all welcome at the turkey lunch, which is $9 a person.

The medal presentation will take place at 1 p.m., followed by tea or coffee and dessert.

Members of the community who wish to join the MS Society in recognizing Joanne, and who are not able to attend the lunch portion, are welcome to attend the presentation only.

For more information, call 250-314-0773 or email

Seating is limited, so RSVPs are requested for the lunch and/or presentation portion of


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