A Winnipeg man was sought out by the Queen when she visited the city's military base back in the 1980s. 

"I was involved in the military for 22 years," says Winnipegger Jim Wiseman. "Then I went into full-time ministry. While I was in the military, I met the Queen."

Queen Elizabeth II visited the military base in Winnipeg in 1987. 

"I was involved a lot in the community. I started an outreach ministry in the inner city. She was very interested in talking to people who were involved in the community and I was one of them."

During the Queen's visit in 1987, Wiseman went to work at the base unaware that he would be meeting royalty that day. 

"When I heard she was coming to Winnipeg, I didn't know she was planning on visiting the military base. She did and asked a few questions about who was doing outreach in the community. I was and she signed my plaque on the wall and I was really encouraged."

The meeting didn't last long but it had a deep-rooted impact on Wiseman. 

"I was kind of in shock when she met in the military hall. I didn't get to sit with her and was there for about a minute and that was it."

Today, the framed plaque hangs on a wall in his basement as a reminder. 

"She was very polite, a courteous young woman. I left with an encouraging heart that what I was doing was a good thing with a team of people."

Upon retiring from the military, Wiseman went into full-time ministry starting Restoration House Outreach which later changed to Springs Inner City. Wiseman started another ministry called Walls of Freedom which is still run by a couple in Winnipeg today.

"I've often heard her on T.V. From what I can gather and understand, she was a Christian. She certainly was a great influence in the lives of many people. I thought of her yesterday, passing away, and thought, it's quite a legacy."