Ronald Greene of Victoria received an award for his more than five decades of volunteer and community service. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)

Ronald Greene of Victoria received an award for his more than five decades of volunteer and community service. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)

Oak Bay resident receives citizenship medal

Second generation Capital Iron owner honoured for five decades of service

Oak Bay’s Ronald Greene was awarded the province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for his outstanding community service.

Greene was honoured for demonstrating the ideals of good citizenship through his time leading and volunteering with various community organizations.

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“His selfless volunteer work and many leadership positions have supported thousands of young volleyball players and hundreds of historical enthusiasts, enabling them to participate in well-run and highly-appreciated community activities,” reads a biography published when the award recipients were announced in December.

Greene is a lifetime British Columbia Volleyball Association member. In addition, he organized symposiums on the incorporation of the City of Victoria and the founding of the Hudson Bay Company’s Fort Victoria.

The Greene family owns Capital Iron, and Greene was the second owner before handing the reigns to his daughter and son-in- law.

Four other Islanders were honoured during the Jan. 30 ceremony, including Alberta “Wadzeed” Billy, Michael Langridge, Brandon Laur and Kris Patterson.



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