Ray Furlotte, known in Rossland as the Gold Fever Follies founder will be receiving the Queen’s Jubilee medal.
Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West announced that Furlotte, who lives in Trail, will be awarded the medal for his long and distinguished career as a community volunteer.
“I am very pleased to announce that Ray Furlotte has been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal for his many years as an educator and volunteer in the Trail/Rossland area,” said Conroy, going on to say that Furlotte was a dedicated teacher and instrumental in developing and introducing on-line learning at the high school level.
Many students worked with him throughout the years and his passion and dedication changed many young people’s lives.
Along with his very successful teaching career, Furlotte founded and continues to lead the Gold Fever Follies, has been president of the Trail and District Arts Council as well as president of the Phoenix Theatre. He’s also active in local ski, racquetball and hockey organizations.
Now retired, Furlotte continues to volunteer his time and talents to many groups.
“Ray is a man with an amazing amount of energy and has given so much to his community,” said Conroy, “I am so pleased that he is being awarded this medal for his many years of dedication and community service.”
There will be a formal presentation of the Jubilee medal to Ray at the Trail Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at noon.
Ray would like to personally extend an invitation to community members to come and celebrate this award with him.