Local Albertans honoured with the Diamond Jubilee Medal

His Honour Col. (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor, presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 23 recipients from northern Alberta during a ceremony on Friday, January 18, in Grande Prairie.

“The Diamond Jubilee Medal is a way to recognize those among us who have made a lasting contribution to the quality of life we are fortunate to enjoy as Albertans and Canadians,” said Lieutenant Governor Ethell. “These recipients share the same dedication to duty and commitment to service that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has demonstrated throughout her reign. They have truly earned the thanks of their fellow Canadians for all that they have done on our behalf.”

The Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians are being recognized for significant contributions and achievements.

For more information on Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Alberta, and for a list of the recipients’ names, please visit: http://alberta.ca/diamondjubilee.cfm.

 

 

Media inquiries may be directed to:

Janet Resta
Office of Lieutenant Governor
780-427-9222
Janet.resta@gov.ab.ca

Joanne Rosnau
Public Affairs Bureau
780-293-5382
Joanne.rosnau@gov.ab.ca