A well deserved honor for former AFOW board member Ken Melamed: recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, honored for his significant and lasting contribution to the community, including welcoming the world to the resort during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Pique quotes Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden recognizing him as
a proud and gracious ambassador for the community during the Games, and every time a Canadian won a medal, Melamed would ring the bell outside municipal hall in recognition.
The Question notes that he:
was integral in ushering in the 2010 Winter Olympics and also spearheaded many environmental initiatives, including the creation of Whistler2020, a municipal document guiding the resort town’s long-term vision for sustainability.
Congratulations and thank you Ken for all you have contributed to Whistler!