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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Charity Rose Award 2008

Mrs Jan Johnston is the recipient of the

Jan has devoted at least half of her liftetime to charitable endeavours in all parts of the world. Jans father as well as her husband Bill Johnston were/are diplomats and this has meant that Jan has lived in a large number of countries around the globe. Wherever she has been however she has taken up local or international charitable causes with unparalleled energy and drive. In 2006 the Johnstons were posted to Vietnam for Bill to become the Canadian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City. In these last two years she has been hugely active in many Consular Club assistances to the poor and vulnerable, Operation SMILE programs, and many other charities. Co-founding Rose Charities Vietnam in 2007 she has assisted in the rapid progress of the organization to its present level of around 10 projects.

The Charity-Rose Award Committee was unanimous in its decision.

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