Randy Warden

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Email: RandyWarden@sympatico.ca

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Randy Warden is a family man, proud Canadian and he has committed his entire life to public service.


Born and raised in London, Canada, Randy joined the Canadian Forces after high school and he was posted to the 2ndBattalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a United Nations peacekeeping Veteran, having served one tour of Cyprus. Randy would later serve two years as a reservist with 4thBattalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment in London, Ontario.


After completing his military service, Randy returned to London and joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, a national security company. There, he rose through the ranks, spending two years managing the Southwestern Ontario region before being promoted to Vice President and ultimately Chief Operating Officer for Commissionaires Great Lakes. Since his retirement from active duty with the Commissionaires, he has gone on to serve the Corps as a Member of the Corporation, then Governor in 2018 and 2019.


In 2013, Randy was invited to the Board of Directors, St. John Ambulance, Southwestern Ontario. In December 2014, he was appointed Executive Director for the Southwestern Ontario branch. In June, 2019, at a ceremony held in Canada’s Senate Chambers, Randy was invested as a Serving Member of The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. Now retired from St. John, Randy continues to do good work in support of the Order.


As a proud Canadian and an involved Londoner, Randy has held a number of prominent roles in his community. As Chairperson for London Celebrates Canada, he enjoyed working collaboratively with local First Nations, Francophone, and other communities, promoting a better and more inclusive city. Elected in 2019, Randy serves as Zone Commander for the Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command, A6 (London and Dorchester).


Randy has twice run for elected office. In 2014 he ran for the seat of City Councillor for Ward 5 of London City Council where he placed second of eight candidates. He again ran for the same seat in 2018 where he lost by a narrow margin of 106 votes (of 9002 votes cast).


He is proud to be a President’s Honour Roll graduate of the Emergency Management program at Fanshawe College and he has held accreditation as a Certified Protection Professional (ASIS International).


Randy and his wife Nancy have called London home for more than 29 years. Together they have four grown children and five beautiful grandchildren whom they dearly love.


Community Service

v Zone Commander, Royal Canadian Legion – Ontario Command (Zone A6 includes all branches of the Legion with Dorchester and the City of London)

v Chairperson, London Remembrance Day Committee, Royal Canadian Legion (since 2019)

v Member, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Association

v Member, Royal Canadian Regiment Association

v Member, London’s Garrison Community Council

v Member, Royal London Military Institute

v Associate Member, 427 Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force Association

v Associate Member, The Wardroom, HMCS Prevost


Past Community Service

v Governor, Commissionaires Great Lakes

v President, Royal Canadian Legion Vimy Branch (#145)

v Founder and Chairperson, London Celebrates Canada (Late in 2017, having completed its mandate to host London’s Canada 150 celebration, eight years of London’s Canada Day celebrations and other major events including Flag Day, National Day of Honour, and a concert to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the organization was formally retired)

v Chairperson, London Veterans’ Memorial Parkway Community Advisory Committee

v Chairperson, Veterans’ Classic Golf Tournament

v Chairperson, ASIS International – SW Ontario Chapter

v Chairperson, Canadian Society for Industrial Security – SW Ontario Chapter

v President, Garrison Community Council

v President, Middlesex Condominium Corporation #409 (Ward 5)

v Director, Rotary Club of London

v Member, London Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee


Honours and Awards

v Order of the Good Samaritan, the Sergeant Margaret Eve Award – 2019 Volunteer of the Year (Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund)

v Serving Member, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem – 2019

v Honoured Veteran (including presentation of a Quilt of Valour) – The Veterans’ Classic – 2019 

v Ontario Council for St. John, Provincial Commissioner’s Medallion 2015 (#107), and 2018 (#335)

v London North Centre Roll of Honour, 2018

v Eagle Feather and named “Migizi Conz” (Eagle Claw) for his work with First Nations, 2017

v Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President’s Medallion, 2017

v Parliament of Canada Canada150 Medallion for service, 2017 (MP Irene Mathyssen)

v Parliament of Canada Canada150 Pin (MP Peter Fragiskatos)

v Royal Canadian Mounted Police, “O” Division – Award of Distinction, 2017

v Spirit of Military Families Medallion (London Military Family Resources Centre)

v Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary International) for “the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world”, 2012

v Canadian Forces, 31 Canadian Brigade Group, Commander’s Medallion, 2018

v Jack Burghardt Community Service Above Self Award (Rotary International), 2012

v Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service, 2012

v Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service, 2002

v Ontario Association of Emergency Managers – Student Award of Recognition 2010

v Commissionaires Long Service Medal (& bar) for exemplary service

v Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s pin for military service

v Canadian Peacekeeping Medal *

v United Nations Peacekeeping Medal – Cyprus 1982-83

v Canadian Paratrooper Wings (red Maple Leaf)


* At a special meeting of the Commissionaires, Randy was presented his Canadian Peacekeeping medal by his father, Sergeant (retired) Roy (Chic) Warden, CD. At the same ceremony, Randy was invited to present Chic with the Canadian Peacekeeping medal in recognition of his father’s United Nations Peacekeeping tour in Cyprus, 1974 – 75.



Randy P. Warden, MStJ

Box 27100, Masonville Postal Outlet

London, Ontario N5X 3W0




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