Bruce’s Bio

The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal

Presented at Rittenhouse, August 12, 2003

On August 12, 2003 Bruce Zimmerman received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal for his contribution and support to the Canadian “Plant A Row – Grow A Row” program. The medal along with a framed certificate signed by the Governor General Adrienne Clark was presented by Jim Bradley the St. Catharines Member of Parliament.  Jim Bradley also presented a framed certificate signed by himself which exemplifies Bruce: “During the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, you have contributed immensely to the betterment of the society in which you live and you have set a high standard of public service which represents a fine example for others to follow.” “Your fellow citizens are grateful to you for your years of dedication  and commitment to the Plant A Row – Grow A Row  Program and would join me, I am confident, in extending to you heartiest congratulations on receiving this honour.”  “Those who choose to serve as you have do so not for the accolades and recognition that may be forthcoming from an appreciative public, but because of your desire to make a difference in the lives of others.  For this, the Commemorative Medal is an appropriate way of saying ‘thank you’ for sharing your time and talent.”


Green Committee Trailblazer Award

Presented at the St.Catharines Trillium Awards, September 13, 2006

We have the pleasure of introducing a new Award that we have selected to honour a St. Catharines citizen, business or organization for outstanding leadership in creating or promoting our Garden City Image. This award symbolizes the ultimate compliment we can bestow on the selected recipient. It is meant to convey a rare high standard of excellence for greening in St Catharines. We are pleased to be able to present our inaugural Trailblazer Award to a citizen who is well known to all of St Catharines, Mr. Bruce Zimmerman.  In our estimation Bruce epitomizes the characteristics the Trailblazer Award is meant to convey. We could not imagine a more suitable initial recipient: we are therefore extremely pleased and honoured to present Mr. Bruce Zimmerman with the 2006 Green Committee Trailblazer Award.


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