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 33 recipients from southern Alberta during a ceremony on Thursday, January 24, in Lethbridge.

“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 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

Joanne Rosnau
Public Affairs Bureau