Anthony De Longis and Mary De Longis awarded Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

Actor and stuntman Anthony De Longis and his wife Dr. Mary De Longis were both recently awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, on behalf of the Governor General of Canada, at the recent 150 Canada celebration at the Canadian Consulate General in Los Angeles, California. 

As an official Canadian honour, the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields.

Originally from Canada, Anthony De Longis demonstrates his skills in swordsmanship, whip work and horseback riding skills every year at the American Cancer Society’s Take a Chance with the Stars fundraiser. Since 2008, he has also volunteered for William Shatner’s Hollywood Charity Horse Show to raise money for children’s charities.

Anthony De Longis, Dr. Mary De Longis, and James Villeneuve, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles.

Canadian-born Mary De Longis showcases her sword and whip training and horseback riding skills every year at the American Cancer Society’s Take a Chance with the Stars fundraiser. She has also volunteered for William Shatner’s Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which raises money for a different children’s charity each year.

Anthony De Longis is known to He-Man fans for his role as the character Blade in the 1987 film Masters of the Universe, in which he was also Frank Langella’s stunt double. 

As an official Canadian honour, the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, created in 1995, by then-Governor General the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc. The Medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers.