City of Langley mayor to be honoured with Queen’s Jubilee medal

Peter Fassbender's work with World Vision Canada has earned him a spot among 27 distinguished recipients

  • Jan. 11, 2013 9:00 a.m.

City of Langley Mayor and World Vision Canada board member Peter Fassbender is among 27 distinguished Canadians who will receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal during a ceremony in Ontario later this month.

Peter Fassbender’s work with World Vision Canada has earned him a spot among a rather distinguished group of Canadians.

Fassbender will be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in a ceremony in Ontario later this month.

The City of Langley mayor and World Vision Canada board member is among 27 people who will receive the medal at a ceremony in Mississauga — headquarters of World Vision Canada — on Jan. 27.

The list of recipients includes some of Canada’s biggest names in music, comedy and community activists from coast to coast.

In its release, World Vision Canada praised Fassbender as being “highly recognized in his community as an individual who has real compassion for people and is known for his strong desire to make a difference in people’s lives.

“He is highly  respected by elected officials at  municipal, provincial and federal levels.  He is decisive and sincere about bringing change to help his constituents. He is not afraid to speak his mind, yet does so with diplomacy and kindness,” the release continued.

“He has been a strong promoter and participant of World Food Day in Langley for the past three years, he is a wonderful advocate  for the poor resulting in approximately 1,200 senior high school students becoming aware of the needs of the hungry.”

For Fassbender, the reward for his work is not the medal itself, but the results the organization’s efforts have achieved.

“You don’t do these things to get awards. You do it to give back,” he said.

“I’m humbled by it. I appreciate that, you know, people see that what I do has maybe contributed as part of a team to make a difference”.

Fassbender said he got involved with World Vision because he saw them as an organization that is getting results in the world and in Canada.

“It’s well managed, well run.”

Because the NGO keeps its administrative costs to a minimum, donations made to World Vision go to the places they can do the most good, he added.

Fassbender will be in Mississauga for the board’s annual general meeting at the end of the month when the awards are handed out.

This will be the mayor’s second Diamond Jubilee Medal. He also received a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Langley MP Mark Warawa at a ceremony on Nov. 24.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Langley family asks for help finding remains of man missing for 10 years

Police suspect foul play in Kellen McElwee’s disappearance a decade ago

Langley teen signs with Vancouver Whitecaps

Sixteen-year-old Grade 10 student from Langley joins MLS club

Karate instructor aims to empower women through self defence

Registration fees will be donated to Ishtar Transition Housing Society

Info sessions in Langley, Surrey for New Horizons for Seniors Program grants

MP John Aldag says program reaffirms government’s ongoing commitment to supporting seniors

Langley-Cloverdale MP’s reconciliation-focused bill passes in House of Commons

Surrey MP’s Bill C-374 would add ‘much-needed Indigenous representation to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board’

VIDEO: Work is play for this B.C. avalanche rescue dog

CARDA certified Joss’s Job is to save lives — but to her, it’s all a game

Whistler to open Canada’s first pod hotel

Pangea Pod Hotel to feature units big enough to fit a queen-sized mattress and not much else

Police investigating after Vancouver churchgoers locked inside during mass

Congregation at Standard Holiness Church found door secured from outside after hearing noises

Black Press Media acquires two new Alaska newspapers

New Media Investment Group to acquire the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal while Black Press Media takes on daily newspapers in Juneau and Kenai Alaska

Thieves target B.C. firefighters helping flood victims

The service has been helping with sandbagging efforts, as rural Oliver battles flooding

B.C. towns rank in top honeymoon destination worldwide

Vernon, Kaslo, Sunshine Coast and the Island hit’s list of top 18 honeymoon destinations

Olympic gold now official for B.C. weightlifter

Christine Girard’s bronze medal from 2012 Olympics upgraded to gold, IOC announces

Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks, becoming viral video

Did a Canadian shoot down the Red Baron? A century later, debate hasn’t quit

Om April 21, 1918 two Canadians in their canvas-covered Sopwith Camel biplanes engaged the enemy

Most Read