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Dedicated Rossland volunteer awarded medal

Al Fisher, a longtime Rossland resident, is awarded the Queen
Al Fisher, a longtime Rossland resident, is awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal from Alex Atamanenko, Southern Interior MP, today in Trail.
— image credit: Arne Petryshen photo

Rossland resident Al Fisher received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on Tuesday, along with seven others.

The presentation took place in the regional district boardroom in Trail, in front of many supporters.

Fisher was thankful the recognition.

“I’d like to thank the community of Rossland,” Fisher said. “It’s a great place to live and there are great people to play with.”

Southern Interior MP Atamenenko presented the medal and said Fisher is still unstoppable.

“He’s 82-years young, but still has overcome some accidents and continues to ski and bike,”he said, adding that Fisher continues to inspire others to be as healthy and active as they can.

He’s also been working for decades coaching alpine and cross country ski racing, as well as track and field.

At the Black Jack Ski Club  Fisher has been the driving force behind building and strengthening the youth cross-country skiing program. He worked to raise funding for the youth skiing programs in both recreational and racing divisions.

Black Jack noted that because of his efforts major donations were made to the club for facilities upgrades.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal is awarded for volunteering in the community.

For an in-depth look back at Fisher's accomplished sporting career, click here.

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