Local Albertans honoured with the Diamond Jubilee Medal

His Honour Col. (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor, and Premier Alison Redford presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 81 recipients from the Capital Region during two ceremonies on Friday, February 8, at Government House in Edmonton.

“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.”

“It was an honour to acknowledge the achievements of these giving Albertans. Each recipient has an inspiring story and their devotion to their communities is truly humbling,” said Premier Redford. “These men and women represent the forward-thinking, compassionate and caring spirit that Alberta and Albertans are known for. They are wonderful examples of why Alberta is a great place to live.”

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