Honoring Life Member Lou Thornton
Paul Harris Fellowship Award
Sometime prior to 2020, he received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from the South Cowichan Rotary Club in recognition of his work with .the CMS food bank. Lou was the spokesman for the Cobble Hill, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake Food Bank (CMS) Food bank for over 23 years.
Life Membership 2011
Since Lou joined the Malahat Branch he has served as Chaplain, served as Poppy Committee Chairman and served several years on the Executive Committee. He was awarded a Life Membership in 2011 in recognition of his work with the CMS and on the Malahat Legion Executive.
As Chaplin he presided at the Cobble Hill Remembrance Day Memorial Service from, 1979 until 1993. He also continued to represent the Royal Canadian Legion at Brentwood College, Shawnigan Lake School and the public Cobble Hill Junior High and High School in the area at their Remembrance Day Services.