Ron Foxcroft made a Member of the Order of Canada.

News 100 redBy Pepper Parr

December 27th, 2018



Ron Foxcroft was made a Member of the Order of Canada today. The investiture ceremony will take place in Ottawa sometime in the spring or early summer. Foxcroft hopes it will be when the Tiger Cats play in Ottawa.

In language that is understood in Hamilton, he is now a made man.

Foxcroft and the Queen

Ron Foxcroft explaining what his whistle could do for the problem the Queen was having with a flock of Canada Geese.

To the rest of us he is one of those people who will wear the pin that identifies him as a Member of the Order in the lapel of his jacket.

Foxcroft, who was the Honorary Colonel of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and was presented to the  Queen in June of 2016.

Foxcroft Buckingham palace gardens

The Queen’s garden at Buckingham Palace.

At that time he had a Foxcroft 40 whistler in his pocket and got to explain how it worked when the Queen opened the drapes in the drawing room the event was taking place in and complained to the Colonel that there were Canada Geese fowling her garden.

Foxcroft tried to convince her that the whistle, which he happened to have in his pocket, would do the trick.

Foxcroft chasing ball

Foxcroft chases a basket ball in the mini court he had in his office.

Ceremonies, where prominent people are presented to the Queen, are usually pretty dry, staid events. That isn’t the way things work when Ron Foxcroft is in the room.

Being made a Member of the Order of Canada is certainly something to whistle about.

What are the chances of Foxcroft slipping a gold plated whistle into the hands of Governor General Julie Payette during the investiture?

Ron Foxcroft, lives in Burlington and has his offices in Hamilton.

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