Sixty Canadians from across the country and various walks of life were presented with The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal during the inaugural presentation ceremony on February 6, 2012, at Rideau Hall.
This event marked the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada.
Governor General David Johnston presided over the ceremony, along with the Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
“The recipients who are honoured by this medal have made Canada better,” said the Governor General.
“Individually, they have improved the well-being of many in our communities, and together, they have helped to create a smarter, more caring nation. They represent a mosaic of individual experiences and accomplishments. Like Her Majesty, they inspire others to take up the call to service.”
This commemorative medal will be presented throughout the year to 60,000 deserving Canadians to celebrate significant contributions and achievements and to recognize those who, like Her Majesty, have dedicated themselves to service to their fellow citizens, their community and their country. To ensure that the awarding of this national honour is done in a broad and inclusive manner, governmental and non-governmental partner organizations have been identified to nominate candidates from their community or organization.
You can read the complete list of recipients and a brief citation for each at http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14414&lan=eng.
For more information about The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, visit http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14019&lan=eng.