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. 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 right here in London.
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 the entire company. 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 September, 2018, Randy was appointed a Serving Member of the Order of St. John, and he will be invested in June 2019.
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.
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 an accredited Certified Protection Professional (ASIS International)
Randy and his wife Nancy have called London home for more than 28 years. Together they have four grown children and five beautiful grandchildren whom they dearly love.
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, 2019 London Remembrance Day Committee, Royal Canadian Legion
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, 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
v Canadian Paratrooper Wings (red Maple Leaf)
v Canadian Peacekeeping Medal *
v United Nations Peacekeeping Medal – Cyprus 1982-83
v Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s pin for military service
v Commissionaires Long Service Medal (& bar) for exemplary service
v Ontario Association of Emergency Managers – Student Award of Recognition 2010
v Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service, 2002
v Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service, 2012
v Jack Burghardt Community Service Above Self Award (Rotary International), 2012
v Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary International) for “the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world”, 2012
v Spirit of Military Families Medallion (London Military Family Resources Centre)
v Royal Canadian Mounted Police, “O” Division – Award of Distinction, 2017
v Parliament of Canada Canada150 Pin (MP Peter Fragiskatos)
v Parliament of Canada Canada150 Medallion for service, 2017 (MP Irene Mathyssen)
v Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President’s Medallion, 2017
v London North Centre Roll of Honour, 2018
v Canadian Forces, 31 Canadian Brigade Group, Commander’s Medallion, 2018
v Ontario Council for St. John, Provincial Commissioner’s Medallion 2015 (#107), and 2018 (#335)
v Serving Member, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (Randy was announced to the Order in September 2018, and he will be invested in Ottawa, June 2019)
* At a special meeting of the Commissionaires, Randy was honoured to be presented my Canadian Peacekeeping medal by his father, Sergeant (retired) Roy (Chic) Warden, CD. At the same ceremony, Randy was extended privilege to present his father with the Canadian Peacekeeping medal in recognition of his United Nations Peacekeeping tour in Cyprus, 1974 – 75.
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