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Charles LaFlèche, President and CEO of the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, and Teri Moffatt, a St. Boniface Hospital Research lab technician, each received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, presented by St. Boniface MP Shelley Glover at an awards ceremony held in the Cohen Auditorium September 6, 2012.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark this historic event and honour Canadians’ significant contributions and achievements.

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Charles LaFlèche is well known throughout Manitoba for his contributions to medical research, for promoting the French language, and for his outstanding commitment to fundraising for medical research. He has served on the Board for the Tache Nursing Centre, two health informatics Standards Committees, the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care and the Canadian Health Industries Partnership. He has also participated as a member of the National French Language Committee of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada, been a board member of the Universite de Sainte-Boniface and the Centre Culturelle Franco-Manitoban.

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Teri Moffatt works as a Laboratory Technician at the St. Boniface Hospital Research, but still finds time to volunteer 6 to 8 hours per week with different organizations. She is Treasurer of Ecole Henri Bergeron Parent Advisory Council, and Treasurer of the Norwood Nursery School. She is a Team Safety Officer with the St. Boniface Novice Stars female hockey team, and a Pilates Convener at Norwood Community Centre. She also serves as a Liaison to Norwood Nursery and Community Centre Boards, is a regular blood donor, and is a First Responder with Carman Ambulance.

For the past two years, she has worked with the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences where she helps with the CV Network as well as the Global Heart Health seminars.

To be eligible for this honour, a person must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; must have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada.

St. Boniface Hospital Research Executive Director Dr. Grant Pierce also received a medal at a previous ceremony, for his tireless efforts in the research of heart disease. Click here for more information

For more information, please contact:

Myrrhanda Novak
Director of Communications
for Shelly Glover, MP for Saint Boniface
shelly.glover.c1@parl.gc.ca
(204) 983-3183

Bill Peters
Manager, Communications & Media Services
St. Boniface Hospital Research
(204) 258-1325
billp@sbrc.ca

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