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2008 CCD Award Recipient: Richard Marion

Richard has always assumed a very integral role in AEBC. As early as 1995, Richard, along with several other members, established the Lower Mainland Chapter of the AEBC. He became their second Chapter President and remained in this position until 1998. In 1998, Richard accepted a leadership role and became our second National President for one term. Additionally, he later served as second Vice President of the national board and chaired the fundraising committee. Richard remains very committed to promoting the goals and objectives of AEBC.

Richard has a long and impressive history of volunteering with organizations of and for the blind. He has served on the CNIB Lower Mainland Advisory Board, continues to participate on the TransLink Access Transit Users' Advisory Committee, is a member of Advocates for Sight Impaired Consumers, and during his college years, Richard was involved in numerous boards for students with disabilities

Richard lives in Coquitlam with his dog guide, Bradshaw. He has worked at their family business, Triple R Truck Repairs Ltd. for over 18 years as Officer Manager. A member for many years, Richard continues to be a great asset to our organization. As demonstrated by his many accomplishments, Richard is continually willing to step up and take responsibility for getting tasks done. We are very fortunate to have him as a member of our organization, and value the dedication he has shown to improving the lives of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians.

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