A long time valued member of the Kamloops Celiac Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association, Diane Bloomfield received the Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal Award on Feb. 12, from a representative of MP Cathy McLeod on behalf of the Governor General of Canada, David Johnson.
Diane has also been a long time member, volunteer, and convenor of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association, and is the daughter of Geordie and Manna Salle, who both also received Diamond Jubilee medals earlier this year for their contributions to the community of Barriere and the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association.
The Celiac Chapter says, “This is a well deserved honour and we congratulate her on receiving this token of recognition for her unselfish gifts of her time and talents.
“Diane has served the Celiac Chapter faithfully as president and counsellor to newly diagnosed celiacs for many years. She is always willing to meet with anyone who needs information and help with the Gluten Free Diet. Diane has been the driving force in the Chapter for several years, giving of her time and efforts for the betterment of everyone.”