Airshow Greats honoured with Prestigious Award
Ron Price and Bob Singleton were honoured Monday with the Order of Abbotsford.
Mayor Bruce Banman and council members welcomed Ron and Bob along with three other distinguished recipients at a ceremony held here in Abbotsford Monday night. The five will join a list of 53 previous honourees.
Ron Price, President of the Abbotsford Airshow, has been formally recognized as being an active leader in the community for the past four decades. Best known as the founding chairman of Airshow Canada, Ron is a force behind the creation of Tradex. In addition, Ron has also served on countless boards and committees including the Abbotsford Chamber, the Airport Authority, Tourism Abbotsford, and the Aerospace Industry Association of B.C.
Bob Singleton, is "the voice of the Abbotsford International Airshow.' Bob has been announcing the annual airshow since 1969. He has also acted as master of ceremonies for the Miss Abbotsford Pageant.
Singleton has held many community positions including Director of the Abbotsford Airshow, President of the Abbotsford Rotary Club and member of the Matsqui Police Board to name a few.
In 1996, the RCAF Snowbirds recognized Singleton by inducting him as an Honourary Snowbird
So where does one go from here with such an achievement? Possibly Citizen of the Year.
Congratulations Ron Price and Bob Singleton for your auspicious achievement! And thank you both for the many. many years of support of the Abbotsford Airshow Society.
Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman (left) stands with the five 2012 Order of Abbotsford recipients.